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Plants

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        Plants    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction:

 

Let's start by seeing how plants make their own food

 

#1 Plants with the Magic School bus-let's play along

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/frizfreshfacts/friztv2/index.htm

 

 


 

#2 Let's do the following web quest together to learn more about plants

 

The Great Plant Escape

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/

 

 

http://www.dedham.k12.ma.us/webquest/summer2002/lp/plantswebquest.htm  Plant  Web Quest

 

#3 Play a few interactive games

 

Plant Tycoon

 

 

Plant Force  You work for a plant development company and and have to try and find out the optimum conditions for its growth. Which is the cheapest option?

 

 

Grow Alien plants Change the variables to grow Universe record breaking plant.

There are four plants that need feeding:

 

BBC virtual garden planner. Allows you to plan a garden then view it in '3D'

 

For a Challenge

Flower
A science simulation on the growing of plants. The variables are water, temperature, light intensity, plant food, salt and soil depth. Children practise trial and improvement and that altering one variable at a time is the best method for discovering optimum growing conditions for each of the four plants on test (they are not real-life values!). (For Year 3 and above)

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#4 Research a topic on Plants

 

Plants have parts we can name

 

http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/plant/parts.html

Interactive plant parts

 

http://www.tooter4kids.com/Plants/parts_of_plants.htm

 

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1m1a.html

 

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/book_buddy/4fly_traps/building.html

 

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/books/plants/colorfulflowers/

Printable book on plants

 

Fun With Flowers

 

Plant life cycles

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=lcycles5b

 

Helping plants grow well

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/plants_grow_fs.shtml

 

Flower anatomy

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=lcycles5b

 

Plant varieties

http://www.catie.org.uk/plants_galore_page.html

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Experiments

 

 

 

What you do:

Work with a partner to complete the following activities.

 

  1. Read these stories by Tomie Da Paola.

    The Legend of the Bluebonnet

    The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

  2. Print out the Venn diagramthat examines the similarities and differences between the two books. Hand it in to your teacher when complete.

 

 

 

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My Pocket Garden

 

Conduct an experiment to find out what seeds need to grow.

 

 

What you need:

  • Two sandwich-size, self-locking plastic bags
  • Two paper towels
  • Approximately 5–10 alfalfa or bean seeds
  • Painting smocks with two pockets
  • Warm place for your garden to germinate
  • Writing journal
  • Two blank stickers

 

 

What you do:

 

  1. Moisten a paper towel (not drown) and put the paper towel into the sandwich-sized, self-locking plastic bag.
  2. Using a blank sticker, label it “Pocket #
  3. Sprinkle the towel with some seeds.
  4. Seal the bag and place into one of the pockets.
  5. Create a “control” garden by placing some seeds into the other sandwich bag.
  6. Put in a dry paper towel and seal the bag.
  7. Using the second blank sticker, label it “Pocket #2”
  8. Place the bag into the second pocket.
  9. Wear your smock for the remainder of today. For the next two days, put your smock on first thing in the morning. Hang it up on the hook for lunch and recess. After coming back to the classroom, put your smock back on. Be sure to check your pocket garden each day and see what might be happening.
  10. Print out the Pocket Garden Worksheet and follow the directions on the worksheet.

 

 

 

What have you learned

 

A quiz  using Flash

 

http://www.botanical-online.com/preguntes3angles.htm

 

 

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