Science Lesson Plans contains the following classroom lesson plans created to be used in Science classes:
Lesson Plan: Growing Tomatoes
Description: Students will each be provided with a grape tomato plant. We will plant and water them while talking about how they grow (first the flower, then the fruit develops, starting green and becoming red before it is ready to eat). We will water them well at the beginning. The teacher will plant a regular sized tomato plant so the students can see the regular sized tomato plant growing, though they will not be responsible for it. This will give them the quicker success of grape tomatoes that do not take as long to develop, and at the same time they are able to see the results of the big tomato plant. Each day the students and teacher will come outside to weed and water the tomato plants and, as time goes on, to harvest the fruit. The older students will keep a dated journal. Every Monday morning, students will take a digital picture of their own personal tomato plant. Every time a tomato is picked, students will mark a bar graph to tally the progress. After six weeks, each student will create a slide show and give a presentation on My Tomato Plant.
This lesson plan includes: Description, Journal, Bar Graph, Slide Show Presentation, Materials Needed, Teacher Preparation, Student Preparation, Activities/Procedures, Assessment/Evaluation, What Do Plants Need?, My Garden Coloring Page, Growing Tomatoes Rubric.
Lesson Plan: The Ant
Description: The principals this lesson plan is seeking to relate to the children are: 1) becoming wise, 2) working together, and 3) the importance of being prepared. In an attempt to introduce wisdom to the student they will observe ants in various environments and write in their journals the wise ways of ants. Next, they will participate in numerous activities that are aimed at teaching cooperation and teamwork. And finally, they will observe and write in their journals ways ants prepare and harvest in preparation for the change of seasons.
This lesson plan includes: Description, Materials, Teacher Preparation, Activities/Procedures, Assessment/Evaluation, Group Assignments Rubric, Ant Vocabulary Worksheet, Ant Wisdom Worksheet, Ant Record Sheet, Classroom Discussion Questions, Ant City!.