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Grades 5–6
4 Sessions; 2 Hours Each
Informational, Narrative, STEM

Plant Explorers

by Rebecca Darugar, 826NYC
Students investigate the plant life that grows within their community and then select a specific species to learn about in-depth and consider how that species interacts with the overall ecosystem.
SESSION 1 OF 4
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Introduction to Plant Life and Aquatic Photosynthesis Demonstration

What are the basic needs of plants? How are those similar to and different from the needs of other species? What is photosynthesis and how does it happen?
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Lesson instructions, 4 Lesson handouts, 1 Lesson slideshow
What Your Students Will Learn

Your students will be able to identify the basic needs of plants and explain the basic process of photosynthesis. They will also be able to explain what happens to a plant when it is deprived of light.

Common core standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.D
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2.D
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
What Your Students Will Produce