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Science curriculum for K—5th grades.

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Plant Adventures

Structure, Function, & Adaptations

  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Standards
  4. Assessments

Plant Adventures (Grades 2-4) Mystery 1: Seed Dispersal

How did a tree travel halfway around the world?

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Fly Your Own Seed (25 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Plant Adventures (Grades 2-4) Mystery 2: Roots, Water, & Minerals

Do plants eat dirt?

Exploration (30 min)
Activity: Root Viewer (20 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Plant Adventures (Grades 2-4) Mystery 3: Light, Leaves, & Competition

Why do trees grow so tall?

Exploration (45 min)
Activity: Grass Head (45 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Plant Adventures (Grades 2-4) Mystery 4: Adaptations & Habitat

Should you water a cactus?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Grass Head Revisited (25 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Plant Adventures (Grades 2-4) Mystery 5: Adaptations & Habitat

Where do plants grow best?

Exploration (10 min)
Activity: Plant Survivor (35 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)