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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Subject MathScience
Grade Level Grades K-2
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, State-specific

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Access Lesson Plan Here: How Does Your Garden Grow?

In this lesson, students investigate plant growth by measuring their own plants.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students investigate a small portion of the school yard, such as a square foot, to discover what lives and grows there and then work together to answer the questions “Why are plants important for the Earth and for people?” and “What do plants need to grow?”

Step 2 - Investigate: Students watch a video about what plants need to grow and read a book to learn how gardening can transform a community and provide needed resources.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students create their own classroom garden from common items found at school and in their kitchens and predict and measure plant growth.

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Standards

Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.

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