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Power of Flowers

Plant Life Cycle & Heredity

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

NGSS Standards covered: 3-LS3-1 , 3-LS1-1
This unit develops the idea that by studying how plants reproduce and pass on their traits, we human beings have figured out how to make food plants even more useful to us. Students first discover how plants reproduce by exploring the process of pollination and fruiting. Then students are introduced to the process of plant domestication (selection of traits based on inheritance and variation). Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments
Tip: This unit picks up where Plant Adventures leaves off. If your students haven’t learned about what plants need for survival, we suggest that you teach Plant Adventures first.

Mystery 1: Flowering & Reproduction

Exploration (31 min)
Activity: Make a Flower (30 min)
Extras (2.8 hrs)

Mystery 2: Reproduction

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Science Fruit or Vegetable (25 min)
Extras (1 hr)

Mystery 3: Inheritance, Traits, & Selection

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Apple Taste Test (25 min)
Extras (2.3 hrs)

Mystery 4: Fruiting, Reproduction

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Odd One Out (35 min)
Extras (3.5 hrs)