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Virtual labs are a nice change once in a while. Using this resource, beginning botanists visit a website where they set up an experiment comparing the transpiration rate of geranium seeds in humid, normal, warm, and windy environments. As they work online, they complete the worksheet. The website provides a place for recording hypotheses, data, calculations, and graphing. Data can be printed out and stapled to this worksheet for a complete lab report.
Students observe the effect of transpiration as water is moved from the ground to the atmosphere. They discuss the two methods that water moves from the ground to the atmopshere as part of the hydrologic cycle. Students are taught that transpiration is the evaporation of water from plant leaves.
Fifth graders study the parts of a plant and how they live and grow. In this plant growth lesson plan, 5th graders investigate the processes that plants go through to produce oxygen and release moisture. Diagrams, images, and background information on plants are included.
The basic elements of the water cycle and how water is recycled through our environment is focused on in this lesson. Your students construct classroom terrariums and learn to make and record observations relating to the water cycle. They create a classroom big book about the water cycle with watercolor illustrations.
As a way to combine life and physical science, or simply as an investigation of plant transpiration, this lesson is sure to inspire! Middle schoolers capture the moisture given off by plants that are placed in different conditions. They relate the output to the surface area of the leaves. Finally, and here is the connection, they hypothesize how what they learned might apply to the size of a photovoltaic cell and its energy output. This terrific resource provides everything you need for a valuable classroom experience.