Subject: Noticing changes in plant growth influenced by the seasons
Duration: 20 minutes
5E: Engage and Explore
Group Size: Individual
NGSS Performance Expectation: 2-LS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.
Disciplinary Core Idea: LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems-Plants depend on water and light to grow.
Science & Engineering Practices: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Cross-Cutting Concepts: Cause and Effect
Overview: Students think about what plants need to grow by observing photos of plants growing during the different seasons. Then students look outside to observe plant growth near their home. Students answer the question “what do plants need to grow?” by reflecting on their observations.
Method: Students use a powerpoint to guide them through this activity.
Preparation: getting computer ready with powerpoint