Roots & Stems | Theme: Plants | Scripted Afterschool Activity

Grade Levels
1st - 4th
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6 pages
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What exactly do the roots of a plant do? Doesn't the stem just hold up the leaves? Take a closer look at plant physiology and teach students what plants need to survive and how they get it. Students will create hypotheses about roots and stems and then examine these plant parts closely and learn about their primary functions. Interesting vocabulary words covered in this investigation and discovery lesson include xylem, phloem, and cross-section.

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Roots & Stems | Theme: Plants | Scripted Afterschool Activity by Curricubits is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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