Science - 1st Grade
English Language Arts Grade 1
Writing Standard 2
After reading Eric Carle's story "The Tiny Seed", students will make a seed house and write observations 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.
A seed is the start of a new plant. It is covered in a seed coat that keeps the tiny leaves and roots inside safe from harm. A seed contains food for the new plant to use until it grows big enough to reach sunlight and the plant can make its own food. A plant's growth is dependant upon soil, temperature, and light condition.
Intended Learning Outcomes
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written and nonverbal form.
Observation, description, investigation, predictions, collection, data interpretation
Invitation to Learn
Sing "Growing Plants"
Complete The Tiny Seed worksheet. Create a class circle story about the life of a seed.
Have students take their seed houses home and share them with their families.
Students display their seed houses in the classroom. Check the students’ journals for accuracy of their seed house descriptions. Ask comprehension questions from The Tiny Seed.