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Background For Teachers:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Once the seeds germinate, students should draw the plant that is growing. Have them label the stem, roots, and leaves in their drawings.
Discuss with students the function of the stems, roots, leaves, and seeds. Ask them to explain, in their own words, the function of leaves, seeds, roots, and stems. Have students compare the drawing of their germinating seeds with the drawing of the plant from the outdoor area. Ask them to compare the roots, leaves, and/or seeds of the various plants (corn, bean, radish, outdoor plant).
Help students to understand when they classify objects they must first observe them. [Observations are made with the five senses.] When they have observed the objects they can sort the objects according to their similarities and differences. Similar objects would be sorted together, objects with different characteristics would be separated. For example, some plants have one long, main root [taproot] and other plants have a mesh of fine, hairy roots. Plant roots could be separated or classified according to whether they had a taproot or not. Have the students ask the following questions about the plants: What characteristics are the same? How do the plants differ? Help the students sort their plants into different catagories. Have the students make drawings showing the similarities and differences.
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