Creating My Own Garden
First gather students together and ask them if they know where vegetables comes from? After they have answered the question amongst themselves, show them the video. After the video ask them the same question again and see how their answers have changed.
We will discuss and summarize the video together. Explain that living things need water, air, and resources from the land. We will discuss that the purpose of a seed is to grow into a plant that we use.
Students will return to their seats in order to complete a coloring/matching project on a plant’s life cycle. They will color the images, cut them out, and glue them into the correct squares on the diagram. (Diagram Attached)
The teacher will pair students up into groups of four. These groups of four will share their diagram and compare to see if they all have the same answers. They will discuss why their work and work together to make any changes needed. When they are done discussing as a group and they all feel that they have the correct images in the correct spaces, we will all go over the diagram together as a class.
Teacher will introduce app to students. Students will use the app to create their own garden and raise their own vegetables from a seed to a plant. They will be able to apply their knowledge that living things need water, air, and resources from the land in order to grow.
At the end of an allotted amount of time (for students to work on growing their garden), each student will present their garden to the class to showcase their vegetables. The teacher will evaluate their garden and presentation and give the student a grade.
Questions the teacher will ask during presentation:
What things did your plant need to grow?
How did your seed change?
How much time did it take for your seed to change?
Key Standards Supported
Earth and Human Activity
Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.
Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.
Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.