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Students observe the life cycle of a flowering plant grown from seed over a period of time in this “5E” lesson plan
Title – Life Cycle of a Plant (A 5E lesson)
By – Tania Yap
Primary Subject – Science
Grade Level – 2-3
Life Cycle of Plants
At the end of the lesson, pupils will:
be able to name the conditions suitable for the growth of a seed and a plant
- plant a seed and begin to observe the complete life cycle of flowering plants grown from seeds over a period of time
- be able to name the conditions suitable for the growth of a seed and a plant
- Plants have life cycles.
- Plant goes through stages of growth and development that includes seed, young plant, and adult plant.
Teacher brings in a real live plant. Teacher ask pupils:
What are the parts of a plant
Which part do they think is the beginning part of the plant
- What do they think are the stages of a plant cycle
- What are the parts of a plant
- In groups, pupils will plant the seeds.
Before going to the plot, brief pupils on:
plot assigned (A to H)
collection of gardening tools
- digging soil, planting seed, installing plastic labels
- plot assigned (A to H)
- Seeds needs air, water and warmth.
- Plants need air, water, sunlight and nutrients in order to live and thrive.
- Students name the factors that seeds will need to grow into an adult plant.
Teacher asks pupils:
What happens if there is no watering?
In places where farmers grow crops, what happens if there is a drought?
- If I grow the seed in the cupboard, will it germinate?
- What happens if there is no watering?
- Mini True/False quiz to assess today’s understanding.
- Brief pupils on their ongoing assignment:
Over the weeks, pupils will:
note down when they have watered their plant
measure the heights of the plant during its growth.
- keep a journal to illustrate each stage of growth
- note down when they have watered their plant