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Main Curriculum Tie:
For each pair of students:
Background For Teachers:
This activity requires students to sort data about plants of Utah. Fourth grade students are to learn about plants that live in deserts, wetlands, and forests. Those listed in the Science Words to Know section of the standard include:
Playing this game requires students to make inferences about why plants might live in a particular environment and how physical characteristics influence survival in these areas. A great resource to help students find answers, or for teacher information, is the 4th grade science Web page listed under Resources in the science section of the USOE Web site.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Invitation to Learn
Continue the clapping rhythm and call on a student who will then recite a plant part that they know. This should all be to the rhythm.
Continue until students run out of parts (e.g., branches, leaves, roots, seeds, etc.).
If you have studied plant adaptations, try this rhythm with them changing the second line to “Name adaptations plants can share” (e.g., color, thorns, waxy coating, etc.). This leads into the following activity.
The Plant Puzzler Journal can be any size, but using half of a 9” x 12” sheet of art paper (4 1/2” x 12”) works well for the cover.
Suggested activities for the journal contents:
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