How much water does a plant need for healthy growth? Children learn to measure a volume of water correctly, and also the height of a plant. This ready-to-use lesson—in Notebook software—gives you everything you need for a lively science unit!
• a Getting Started activity
• a step-by-step Mini-Lesson plan
• an Independent Work activity
• a Wrap-Up activity (to round up the teaching and learning and identify any assessment opportunities)
Common Core Alignments:
This mini-lesson and activity(s) meets the following science standard(s):• Std 5, Lvl I, Benchmark 1: Knows the basic needs of plants and animals (e.g., air, water, nutrients, light or food, shelter)• Std 5, Lvl II, Benchmark 2: Knows that living organisms have distinct structures and body systems that serve specific functions in growth, survival, and reproduction (e.g., various body structures for walking, flying, or swimming)• Std 6, Lvl I, Benchmark 1: Knows that plants and animals need certain resources for energy and growth (e.g., food, water, light, air)• Std 12, Lvl I, Benchmark 1: Knows that learning can come from careful observations and simple experiments• Std 12, Lvl I, Benchmark 2: Knows that tools (e.g., thermometers, magnifiers, rulers, balances) can be used to gather information and extend the senses• Std 12, Lvl II, Benchmark 1: Knows that scientific investigations involve asking and answering a question and comparing the answer to what scientists already know about the world• Std 12, Lvl II, Benchmark 3: Plans and conducts simple investigations (e.g., formulates a testable question, plans a fair test, makes systematic observations, develops logical conclusions)• Std 12, Lvl II, Benchmark 4: Uses appropriate tools and simple equipment (e.g., thermometers, magnifiers, etc.) to gather scientific data and extend the senses