Grade 3: Understanding Life Systems
Growth and Changes in Plants Science Kit.
Call Number: TBD
Covers the following:
Strand A: STEM Skills and Connections
Strand B: Growth and Changes in Plants
In this kit, students will investigate the characteristics of plants, including the basic needs of plants and their parts. Also included are several packages which expand on the local production of food items, how plants are grown, and how they are shipped to markets. Teachers are encouraged to bring to classes live samples of plants as specified in some activities, though pictures or models may serve as alternatives. This kit provides materials for seven activities.
This lesson teaches students about photosynthesis using the book "Ocean Sunlight" by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm. Find this book in the first floor Children's Collection, QH 515.B26 2012.
This lesson plan has a two part lesson that includes the 4 E's. The lesson goes over how to introduce the topic of planting seeds and how to execute it. There is also a diagram for students to label, graphs to complete, journal templates and a card activity on the sequence of how a plant should grow.
A series of activities done through an Indigenous lens. Through this information and the activities/lessons, it is hoped that you will build a sense of community, learn the importance of language, culture, and gain some teachings of the land all while building a relationship with Wiigwaas Aatik, Betula Paperifera, or White (paper) Birch.
"This video covers the life cycle of a plant and describes the different parts of a plant."
"Jessi and Squeaks show you how a tiny seed - like the kind you eat in your trail mix! - grows into a big plant! They use the proper terminology to label the parts of the seed, explain the stages of a seed's growth and its needs."
"Valentin Hammoudi explains some of the fascinating ways that plants defend themselves."