Type:

Unit

Description:

Classroom plants introduces elementary students to the life cycle of plants through observing, growing, and caring for common plants under a variety of conditions. Opportunities are provided for plants to be grown from seeds, cuttings, and roots.

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Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in Classroom plants introduces elementary students to the life cycle of plants through observing, growing, and caring for common plants under a variety of conditions. Opportunities are provided for plants to be grown from seeds, cuttings, and roots.

Contact Information

BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621

http://www.caboces.org

http://www.mstkits.org

http://www.nyreal.org

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • K

Keywords:

BOCES science plants life cycle seeds roots

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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None
Update Standards?

SCI.K-4.4.P3.1c: Science

Objects have properties that can be observed, described, and/ or measured: length, width, volume, size, shape, mass or weight, temperature, texture, flexibility, reflective- ness of light.

SCI.K-4.4.P3.1f: Science

Objects and/ or materials can be sorted or classified according to their properties.

SCI.K-4.4.L1.1b: Science

Plants require air, water, nutrients, and light in order to live and thrive.

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.1: Science

roots help support the plant and take in water and nutrients

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.2: Science

leaves help plants utilize sunlight to make food for the plant

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.3: Science

stems, stalks, trunks, and other similar structures provide support for the plant

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.4: Science

some plants have flowers

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.5: Science

flowers are reproductive structures of plants that produce fruit which contains seeds

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.6: Science

seeds contain stored food that aids in germination and the growth of young plants

SMT.PK-6.4.P3.1: Math, Science and Technology

observe and describe properties of materials using appropriate tools.

SMT.PK-6.4.P3.2: Math, Science and Technology

describe chemical and physical changes, including changes in states of matter.

SMT.PK-6.4.L1.1: Math, Science and Technology

describe the characteristics of and variations between living and nonliving things.

SMT.PK-6.4.L1.2: Math, Science and Technology

describe the life processes common to all living things.

SMT.PK-6.4.L3.1: Math, Science and Technology

describe how the structures of plants and animals complement the environment of the plant or animal.

SMT.PK-6.4.L3.2: Math, Science and Technology

observe that differences within a species may give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.
Curriki Rating
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3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-08-05.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

In this unit, early elementary students (targeted for kindergarten) will observe and record growth of a variety of plants. Be advised that some investigations require seasonal supplies – so schedule carefully! The teacher’s manual includes great hints for sprouting produce and keeping plants over school vacations. Activities and lessons have clear objectives and are age-appropriate and engaging. This resource includes correlations with NY state standards, though objectives could easily fit in with other standards. Each “kit” in the Curriki repository includes a teacher’s manual and student activity book. The teacher’s manual includes a unit overview, extensive and clear background information materials, preparation instructions, discussion questions, cross-curricular extension ideas, a glossary and teacher references. The student manual includes clear, reproducible student handouts. The last section in the “kit” is a wiki, and Curriki members are encouraged to edit and build up the existing curriculum. It may take some time initially to order and gather all the necessary supplies, but these written materials are excellent and can be used immediately in the classroom.

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