After reading and learning that seeds come in different shapes, sizes,
and colors, the students planted three different types of seeds to
find out which seed would sprout the fastest.
Share and discuss what they know about plants
Group seeds according to shape, size, and colors
Plant three different seeds (bean, pumpkin, corn) and
A week after planting the three seeds, students observed their seeds
to determine which seed had grown the most. When they had completed
their investigations, they completed two computer projects. In the
first activity, the students used kidpixto draw a diagram of how
plants grow. For the second computer activity, they used Microsoft
Excel to create a bar graph of their seed's growth.
I asked students to present their findings. Peer evaluation was used
as the students presented their information. I also reviewed their
record sheets and their final products.
Tips for Teachers
different seeds so students can appreciate the uniqueness of
each individual seed.
Student Work Samples
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