Tuesday, April 5, 2011


We have started our 5 day Science Unit on plants.  We will be studying the parts of a plant and the things that plants need to survive.  Pictures to come as the week progresses!

Day 1:  Introduction
-We started out by looking at a bean.  I asked the students what they thought it was and got answers like "a rock," "a seed,"  "a bean," "a plant," etc. 
- I told them that many of them were correct.  It is a bean, a seed and will be a plant!
- We then discussed what we knew about plants- or our "Plant Schema."
- Last, we went on a plant hunt in our school's science garden.

Day 2: 
- We looked at a bean that we soaked in water overnight. 
- We compared  a dry bean to a soaked bean in our science lab (my kidney table) discussing how they were different in size, shape, color, texture, etc.
- The students then completed a Venn Diagram comparing the Dry and Soaked Bean.
- We started our pocket chart today about plants and we will add to it as the week goes on.
- We also made our very own green houses today.  We will watch them grow as the week goes on :)

Day 3:
- We discussed what a plant needs to survive. 
- We watched the BrainPop Jr. video on what plants need. We LOVE BrainPop!
- We then added to our plant pocket chart.
- Last, the students created a flipbook (you will find that I love flipbooks) on what plants need to survive.

Day 4: 
-We talked about the parts of a plant today.
- We watched the BrainPop Jr. video on parts of a plant.
-We added to our plant pocket chart.
- The students created a hand print sunflower and labeled the parts of their plant.

Day  5:
- We read Eric Carle's The Tiny Seed today.
- The students created a sliding chart to show the plant life cycle.

1 comment:

  1. I love your plan! This is perfect for plant unit this coming week! I was wondering if you could tell me if you have a master of the green house and how exactly you made the slide books with The Tiny Seed?