The Power of Plants

This The Power of Plants unit also includes:

Richard Louv states that children today suffer from nature deficit disorder because they don't spend enough time outside. The resource allows for class members to not only get outside, but they are exploring! Across six different activities, young scientists draw plants, collect plant samples for preservation, explore seed dispersal methods, discuss how far their food travels, and get to know the parts of trees much better.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If taking a field trip to the grocery store, a farm, or farmer's market isn't feasible, invite a farmer or grocer to speak to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an outdoor space with trees
  • The second activity involves creating an herbarium for the class
  • Activities may take two to four days to complete
  • This is the seventh lesson plan in a series of eight related resources
Pros

  • Includes step-by-step teacher instructions
  • Contains all reference materials, background information, and reflection questions
Cons

  • None
Common Core