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Science - 1st Grade
Standard 4 Objective 1
English Language Arts Grade 1
Writing Standard 2
During the class' plant unit, students will observe a plant and write and illustrate what they have learned in their discovery journal.
Look at this Tree by Susan Canizares
All Kinds of Plants by Sandar Iversen
From Flowers to Fruit by Fred and Jeanne Biddulph
Plant Parts by Amy Jo
Plants and Seeds by Colin Walker
Where are the Seeds? by Pauline Cartwright
Most plants have some basic structure: roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds. Roots anchor the plant to the ground. They observe water and minerals. Stems support leaves and lift them to the sunlight. Stems also conduct water, food, and minerals from the roots to the flowers and leaves. Leaves are the food production sites of the plant. On the underside of most leaves are openings were gases are exchanged. Flowers must be pollinated for seeds to form. Pollen is usually carried by the wind or by animals. After pollination, a fruit will develop. Inside the fruit are seeds that will form new plants.
Intended Learning Outcomes
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
Observation, form conclusions, collection and interpretation of data, description, investigation, prediction
Invitation to Learn
Play “Twenty Questions” with the participants; the object will be a plant in a bag.
Students with special needs will be allowed to draw a picture in their journals instead of writing. Students can also use the class discovery chart to get ideas for writing.
Create a rubric for the journal based on a 3, 2, 1, 0 scale. Keep anecdotal notes of your observation of the students’ work.