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Activity: Observation - Introduction to Plants

Monday, February 23, 2015

Plants - #1: Observation – Introduction to Plants
Time: 1 Hour
Materials: Science Journal, Colored Pencils/Crayons, Magnifying Glass (Optional)
Guiding Questions
  • What are the characteristics of a plant?
  • Are all plants the same? What do they all have in common?
  • How did this plant get here?
  • What are the parts of the plant?
  • How does a plant grow?
  • What do plants need to survive?
  • How do plants get energy?
  • Take the class outside.
  • Instruct students to choose one plant to observe.
  • Tell the students to use their senses – touch, smell, hearing, and sight (explain to students why you do not use taste) to observe their plant.
  • Make notes of observations and draw a picture of the plant in your Science Journal.
  • Use as many words as possible to describe your plant.
  • Allow students time to make observations and to record information.
  • Discourse – Allow students to share their observations and drawings with each other.
Differentiation: Allow Choice, Journaling, and Discussion
ELL Modification: Vocabulary Development Through Discussion, Connecting To Real World
Check for Understanding: Informal Assessment Through Journals and Discussions

download.jpgImpact of Invasive Species on Virginia Ecosystems Activity 1 Introduction to Plants.pdf

Use with the Impact of Invasive Species on Virginia Ecosystems Lesson Plan

Created by St. Paul School, Carroll County

by Science Generalist at 2:42 PM in Activity, Elementary, Life Science
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