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Students will measure a plant using unifix cubes and record their measurements on a class chart.
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
Height is a physical characteristic of plants. It is determined by the growing conditions that the plant receives such as the amount of sunlight, water, quality of soil, and temperature. Growth is a characteristic of plants that can be easily measured.
Intended Learning Outcomes
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
Description, data collection and interpretation
Invitation to Learn
Use a non-standard unit such as unifix cubes, paperclips, or string to measure plant growth.
Measure plants using another nonstandard unit.
Share discovery journal at home. Measure plants at home using nonstandard units of measure.
Teacher observes group activities and evaluates journal entries.