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This lesson will be introduced to the students as a part of a unit of study about plants. The students will learn to accurately diagram the parts of a seed and will predict what conditions are needed for germination.
Co-authored by Cheryl Murray and Andrea Sumners
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will list five ways in which plants are used. Students will state that plants come from seeds and label the 3 parts of a seed. Students will define the term "germination." Students will state the two things a seed needs for germination.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will prepare a bean seed for germination using material provided by the teacher. Students will use the Internet to learn information about seeds and germination.
31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Three bean seeds per student, three clear plastic cups per student, paper towels, water bottle, name labels, soil, science journal
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet Access
This lesson will require 10 minutes each day for seven days. It will also require 30 minutes of discussion from the science book prior to the activity. The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the importance of sunlight, water, warmth, and soil for the proper germination of seeds. Seeds need an adequate amount of sunlight, water, warmth, and soil to become healthy reproducing plants.
1. Teacher will check students' journals for: a) Five ways plants are used in our life, b)Labeled diagram of plant seed, c)Definition of germination, and d) Predictions of what seed needs for germination.2. Teacher observation of preparation of bean seed for germination.3. Teacher will check students' journals daily for entries about the observations they made throughout the seven-day experiment.
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