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This introductory activity will help students how physical characteristics of organisms are inherited.
1-Use science process and thinking skills.
2-Manifest scientific attitudes and interests.
3-Understand science concepts and principles.
4-Communicate effectively using science language and reasoning.
5-Demonstrate awareness of social and historical aspects of science.
Invitation to Learn:
Teaching Tip: This is the introductory activity for the standard on heredity. It focuses on what traits are observable.
Teaching Tip: Follow proper Health and Safety Regulations for step 7 or, ask the cafeteria workers to slice the apples for the children.
Questions for Discussion and Investigation:
Many grocery stores have informational sheets on fruits and vegetables. Have students go to the grocery store with a parent or other adult and find out information about a particular fruit or vegetable from the manager of the Produce Department. For example: How many kinds of apples are carried by the grocery store? Which apples are best for cooking, eating or storing? Which apple has the shortest growing season, the longest growing season? Which apple sells the best? Which are the most expensive and why?
Graph the class data for the characteristics students observe as part of the Instructional Procedure.
This lesson is part of the Fifth Grade Science Teacher Resource Book (TRB3) http://www.usoe.org/curr/science/core/5th/TRB5/. The TRB3 is designed to be your textbook in teaching science curriculum to your students. This book covers all the objectives of each standard and benchmark. If taught efficiently, a student should do well on the End-of-Level (CRT) tests. The TRB3 is designed for teachers who know very little about science, as well as for teachers who have a broad understanding of science.