Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow. 2-LS2-1
Clarification Statement: none
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to testing one variable at a time.
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Planning and carrying out investigations to answer questions or test solutions to problems in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to simple investigations, based on fair tests, which provide data to support explanations or design solutions.
Plan and conduct an investigation collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence to answer a question. (2-LS2-1)
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Plants depend on water and light to grow. (2-LS2-1)
Cause and Effect
Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (2-LS2-1)
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In this resource, students examine the need for seeds to have water for optimum growth in the first investigation. Students will discuss the key components needed for plant growth and survival. Students will conduct their own investigation about the ...
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Students identify the physical needs of animals. Through classroom discussion, students speculate on the needs of plants. With teacher guidance, students then design an experiment that can take place in the classroom to test whether or not plants nee ...
Students will explore the importance sunlight for a plant's survival by conducting an investigation. Each group of students will cover parts of plants' leaves with black construction paper and make observations of the plant’s leaves over several days ...
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Lesson 1 - What are the Needs of All Living Things?
Lesson 2 - Do Plants Need to Have Water and Sunlight to Grow?
Seeds in Our food
Is It a Plant?
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