Each year my students plant grass or sunflower seeds and I plant three pots of my own to use for student observations.
Throughout the unit, students observe these potted plants and see how they are growing. Use the included sheets to track growth, show changes, and compare/contrast how they look.
The first three pages are used for the students to make an observation book where the students draw what their own plant looks like each day beginning with the day it is planted.
You can copy as many pages as you’d like for your book depending on how many days of observing you want to do. The students write the day number (I left this blank for students to write it in themselves in the event we miss a day of observing!) and draw what they see.
I have included a version with lines to label their picture and without so you can use what fits best for your class or time allowance.
Tip: Staple the books on top to make cutting them in half easier!
The last page is used after a week or two of plant growth with the three different pots planted for final observations. Students observe each of the pots and draw what each plant looks like. They then label or write a sentence to describe the plant.