Investigation - Water and Plants: Science Lessons for the SMART Board™ (Grades 1-3)

Product Description:

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! Includes: • 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)

Teaching Tip:

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

Grades 1-3

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