Plant Unit

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  1. MMRbella

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    Does anyone have any great websites with good ideas for planning a unit on plants? (Or maybe just good ideas in general).

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. MrsPatten

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    If you have a window in your classroom that gets sunlight I recommend planting something. I always do marigolds--they sprout quickly and have a high rate of germination. Also if you do them *soon* they'll be ready to go home Mother's Day weekend.
     
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    soak lima bean seeds in water overnight. the next day let the students carefully take the seeds apart to look at the 3 main parts of a seed.
     
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    Make sure you do some kind of experiment with plants. I did an experiment where we planted some seeds with no water, no air, no soil, or no light. They had to make predictions on which ones they thought would grow and which ones they didnt. This fits into scientific investigations and also gives them a hands on activity to do.

    Maybe have them sort plant parts by bringing in real plants and putting them into groups where they have to sort the parts by stem, leaf, roots, and flower. This will introduce the parts to them.
     

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