Grade 2

Title

Empowered Learner and Global Collaborator
plant

Overview

Science Kids has free fun science experiments, online games, facts, lesson plans, quizzes, free activities, ideas, photos, videos & science fair projects. Check out their home page

This can be used for kindergarten - eighth grade, depending on the topic. Check out their topics

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Understand how plants grow and what they need to survive.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Leaves: The leaves collect energy from the sun and make food for the plant. This is called photosynthesis.

  2. Stem: The stem supports the plant above ground, and carries the water and minerals to the leaves.

  3. Roots: The roots absorb water and minerals from the soil and help anchor the plant in the ground.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

  • Here is a lesson plan on how to grow plants. 

  • This website provides you with several plant images you can print off or show the students. 

  • Choose a video on plants from the Science Kids' website to show the students.

  • Have a poster for every team of students (about four-six). They will work in teams or pairs to make a poster about plant facts using graphics.

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. Students will go to the plant fact website and work in pairs or teams to make a poster about plant facts with graphics.

  2. Students will play the science plant game - a very interactive game where students will add water and sunlight to the plant to see if they can get it to grow.  

  3. Print out the science quiz or have students go to the website and discuss the questions in teams. The answers are below on the same page. 

  4. This website has some really cool science fair plant project ideas that student teams can choose from. 

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • There is a quiz and the answers at the bottom of the page for students to check.
  • Grade the poster and science fair project that students complete.

MITECS Competencies & ISTE STANDARDS

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Global Collaborator
7c. Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

App, Extension, or Add-on:

Websites:
Plant facts​​​​​​​

Plant Images

Plant Lesson Plan ​​​​​​​

Science Fair Plant Project Ideas

Science Kids Home Page

Science Plant Game 

Topic List

Video on plants ​​​​​​​

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

Science

2-LS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.

CREDITS
This task card was created by Dawn Phillips, Wyoming Public Schools, January 2020.