Students cut and sort the structures and functions of a maple tree.
This goes with the book, Red Leaf Yellow Leaf, by Lois Ehlert.
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Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. Examples of structures could include thorns, stems, roots, colored petals, heart, stomach, lung, brain, and skin. Assessment is limited to macroscopic structures within plant and animal systems.