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Activity 10: Design a Seed Packet
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This activity involves designing a seed packet for seeds that have come from a newly discovered plant.
It stimulates discussion on what the seeds need to grow and how to care for the young growing plant. It gives the students an opportunity to write instructional texts and requires some creative thinking in the design of the packet. This provides useful opportunities for developing literacy and presentation skills as well as being a good end-of-topic activity.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Activity 1: Do Plants Need Soil to Grow?
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In this activity, students investigate how effective different mediums are for sowing seeds. Students will make a prediction as to which materials the seeds will germinate in and determine how to make this a fair test.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Activity 8: Vines and Villians - A Game
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In this activity, students play a variation of the board game "Snakes and Ladders." The game will reinforce students' understanding about what seeds need to germinate and what plants need to grow well.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Animation - Respiration and Photosynthesis
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This animation allows students to view the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. In particular, it tackles the common misconception among students that respiration in plants does not take place at the same time as photosynthesis. Teachers' notes are provided.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
06/28/2018
Hydroponics
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In this activity, students grow plants hydroponically in the classroom in order to better understand the basic growth needs of plants.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Investigating Adaptation and Defense - Spines on Holly Leaves
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In this investigation, students consider whether there is a relationship between the number of spines on a holly leaf and its height above the ground.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Leaf in Time - A Popular Introduction to Photosynthesis
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This digital book describes and illustrates the processes of photosynthesis and respiration and explains why they are important to the global ecosystem.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
David Alan Walker and Mic Rolph
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Light Intensity and the Rate of Photosynthesis
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In this inquiry-based lab, students will construct an experimental setup to compare the rate of photosynthesis to the rate of respiration. This will make it possible to perform a quantitative analysis of the rate of photosynthesis under different light intensities.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Making a Root Move Through a Maze
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In this activity, students make the root of a seedling grow through a maze by rotating a petri dish to different angles. When a seed germinates, a root and a shoot appear. Their directional movements are a response to gravity or gravitropism. Primary roots show positive gravitropism as they grow toward gravity.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Parts of a Plant: Games With Cards
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In this series of activities, students play several games to help them learn and review the different parts of a plant. The templates for the cards can be found at http://www.saps.org.uk/attachments/article/307/SAPS%20Parts%20of%20a%20plant%20-%20partF.pdf

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Parts of a Plant: Growing Seedlings
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In this series of activities, students plant seeds and make observations about the different stages of the plants' life cycle. They will also examine the seedlings and identify the plant's parts.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Plants in Their Habitats
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This series of activities helps students better understand that some plants grow better than others in a particular habitat area.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Science & Plants for Schools
Author:
Science & Plants for Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019