Type:

Lesson Plan, Unit

Description:

This document is a mini science unit that integrates visual and literacy standards as well. This unit was written for third and fourth-grade students, however, can be adapted to fit your classroom of any grade! In this unit, students learn the material from the life science standards on photosynthesis and plant growth. Students create an illustration journal as they become scientific illustrators and document what they have learned. This unit encourages students to go outside and observe and explore nature.

Subjects:

  • Science > General Science
  • Science > Life Sciences
  • Arts > Visual Arts
  • Language Arts > Writing

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Keywords:

science, journal, plant

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

3-LS3-1: Next Generation Science Standards

Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
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 2017-06-02.

Component Ratings:


Standards Alignment: 3
Subject Matter: 3
Support Steaching: 3
Assessments Quality: 3
Deeper Learning: 3
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May 1, 2017
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