I launched the unit by reading several read aloud books. Students also
completed a KWL chart during the unit. Also, a science log/observation
journal was created using a word processing program. Digital pictures
were taken to chart and compare the growth of the plants.
Identify the parts of the plant and their functions.
Grow a plant from seed and record observations.
Identify the basic needs to grow a plant.
camera was used to take pictures of the stages of the seed
plants. The use of a word processing program was used to write
observations and the kidpix program was used to log notes,
narrations and findings about the plants.
A teacher and student rubric were used to evaluate the class. The students
were evaluated on their seed growth journals and their kidpix programs
Tips for Teachers
This unit helps students get interested in science. They become excited
about learning as they take care of their growing plant. This unit
also helps students improve their writing and vocabulary skills.
This unit was a truly meaningful experience for the students.
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