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Plant Adventures

Plant Adaptations

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

NGSS Standards covered: 2-LS2-2 , 2-LS4-1 , 2-LS2-1
This unit develops the idea that plants are truly alive and face challenges every bit as dramatic as those of animals. Students will learn that plants have needs, and will reason from evidence to understand how plants meet their needs. Their attention will be drawn to exciting connections they can observe in their everyday world: why forests are dark, why trees grow so tall, and more. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Seed Dispersal

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Fly Your Own Seed (25 min)
Extras (2.8 hrs)

Mystery 2: Roots, Water, & Minerals

Exploration (30 min)
Activity: Root Viewer (20 min)
Extras (4.8 hrs)

Mystery 3: Light, Leaves, & Competition

Exploration (45 min)
Activity: Grass Head (45 min)
Extras (1.3 hrs)

Mystery 4: Adaptations & Habitat

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Grass Head Revisited (25 min)
Extras (4.5 hrs)

Mystery 5: Adaptations & Habitat

Exploration (10 min)
Activity: Plant Survivor (35 min)
Extras (1 hr)