Understand how plants grow and what they need to survive.
Leaves: The leaves collect energy from the sun and make food for the plant. This is called photosynthesis.
Stem: The stem supports the plant above ground, and carries the water and minerals to the leaves.
Roots: The roots absorb water and minerals from the soil and help anchor the plant in the ground.
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.
See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
Students will go to the plant fact website and work in pairs or teams to make a poster about plant facts with graphics.
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.
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.
This website has some really cool science fair plant project ideas that student teams can choose from.
Different options for assessing the students:
- 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.
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.
7c. Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
Devices and Resources
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
2-LS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.
This task card was created by Dawn Phillips, Wyoming Public Schools, January 2020.