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Science - 3rd Grade
Standard 5 Objective 1
Classroom activities help students understand the effect of light on the growth of seeds and plants.
All seeds have enough food inside to start to grow. Seedlings in light will grow green and strong. Seedlings in the dark will grow weak and yellow. Plants need light to make food. Without light, plants will lose their color and soon die.
1. Use a Science Process and Thinking Skills
4. Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning
Pre-Assessment/Invitation to Learn
Show the students a large piece of white batting cut into the shape of an apple. Ask them "How can I turn this white material green?" Let the children brainstorm for answers. Next tell them that you have a very special way to change the color.
Homework & Family Connections
Have the children talk with their families about gardening. Perhaps they can plan a family garden together. Visit a nursery to view all the variety of seedlings that are growing. Talk about the conditions in a nursery that make growing plants so ideal.
See how well the students follow directions.
Have the students observed and recorded accurately on their worksheet?