Studying the needs of a plant? Looking into the Scientific Method? This student led experiment works on both of these things. Students can work individually or in groups to experiment with one of the needs of a plant: water, air, soil and light.
Students are in control of the entire process, choosing variations, creating hypotheses, and recording observations, as well as compiling and presenting the data in a final project.
This inquiry project includes all of the sheets that students will need, as well as detailed directions for the teacher and two different grading rubrics. Students WILL need access to multiple plants in order for this project to work. There are two different sheets available - one with 4 variations and one with 6, which allows you to differentiate for different student groups inside your classroom.
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The final projects make a wonderful addition to student created online portfolios!
For examples of student projects, check out this
blog post on the Great Plant Experiment.
This project is also included in my Deserts of the World Unit
For additional inquiry projects, check out:
Create Your Own Cookie Science Inquiry
The McDonalds Graham Cracker Experiment
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