Let's Do an Experiment!

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Exactly what do plants need to survive? Young scientists explore this question by taking three plants and placing them in different environments, monitoring their development over the course of two weeks with the help of this simple lab sheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include this experiment during an elementary science unit on plant life
  • Color the included illustrations and use them to create a class bulletin board about plants
  • Have learners record written observations of the plants on the back of the lab sheet
  • Extend learning about plants by having children research the role of other minerals in supporting plant life
  • Includes a series of fun illustrations that explains how different minerals support plant life
  • The described experimental setup includes too many variables to identify any clear cause and effect relationships