Biology of Plants

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 1, 2, 3, 4
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, LCD Projector
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Keywords: plants, plant biology, characteristics of living things, germination, photosynthesis,
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction
Resource Collection: NSDL

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Lesson Plans

The Plant Life Cycle (using lima beans):

In this lesson, students observe the life cycle of a lima bean.

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Exploring Plants:

Students will be introduced to the study of plants in this lesson. First they will sprout bean seeds on moistened paper towels, then make drawings and measurements of their growth. They will watch time-lapse videos that illustrate a plant's major growth stages. Another clip covers fruits and asks students to consider how their seeds are spread. They will gather seeds by walking outside with an old sock over one of their shoes, then plant their sock to observe the resulting plants.

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Teaching Idea

Plant Life Cycle:

Students learn about the life cycle of plants by watching a time-lapse video, providing students with further evidence that all living things grow and change throughout the life cycle. There are also two optional video clips that show students how to set up a germination experiment, and how to collect seeds with socks and grow plants from them.

Type: Teaching Idea