Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science.

A complete science curriculum for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.

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  • Hands-on lead students in the doing of science and engineering.
  • NGSS and Common Core fulfill all NGSS requirements and support CCSS ELA standards.
  • Less prep, more learning prep lessons in minutes not hours. Captivate your students with short videos and discussion questions.

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Plant Adventures

Life Cycles, Traits, & Adaptations

  1. Lessons
  2. Supplies
  3. NGSS
Mystery 1: Seed Dispersal

How did a tree travel halfway around the world?

Activity: Fly Your Own Seed (25 min)
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Mystery 2: Roots, Water, & Minerals

Do plants eat dirt?

Activity: Root Viewer (20 min)
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Mystery 3: Light, Leaves, & Competition

Why do trees grow so tall?

Activity: Grass Head (45 min)
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Mystery 4: Adaptations & Habitat

Should you water a cactus?

Activity: Grass Head Revisited (25 min)
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Mystery 5: Adaptations & Habitat
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Where do plants grow best?

Activity: Plant Survivor (35 min)
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Mystery 6: Reproduction

Why are flowers so colorful?

Activity: Flower Dissection (25 min)
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Mystery 7: Reproduction
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Why do plants grow fruit?

Activity: Science Fruit or Science Vegetable? (25 min)
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Mystery 8: Inheritance, Traits, & Selection

Why are some apples red and some green?

Activity: Apple Taste Test (25 min)
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