Environmental Science Activities Manual: K-2
| Life Science
|| Plants F5.00 || Science In Society
|| Societal Needs 4.4 bc
GRADE: ESAM: K-2
CONTENT STANDARD: Life Science
CONTENT TOPIC: Plants
CONCEPT: The parts of a plant have specific functions and uses.
CONTENT OBJECTIVE: F5.00 To understand some uses of each plant part
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: The learner will:
5.01 name some uses of plant parts for other creatures in the environment.
OUTLINE OF CONTENT:
I. Uses of roots
II. Uses of stems
III. Uses of leaves
IV. Uses of flowers
V. Uses of fruits
VI. Uses of seeds
TN COMPONENT OF SCIENCE: Science In Society
To enable students to demonstrate attitudes toward science in solving problems and making personal decisions about issues affecting the individual, society, and the environment.
4.4 SOCIETAL NEEDS - Science establishes the basis for applying technology to needs within a society.
TN STANDARD(S): The learner will understand that:
4.4b The demand by society for more and better products and services drives scientific research and development.
BENCHMARK: The expectations of society for scientific and technological advancement direct the progression in research and development..
4.4c Science and Technology may produce changes that affect society and groups within societies.
BENCHMARK: Technological and scientific advances may result in societal changes that produce a means of survival, transportation and communication..
Diagram showing parts of a plant; pictures of fruits, flowers, and seeds
Today, boys and girls, we are going to learn about the different uses of the parts of a plant. No you all know the parts of the plant. (pause) I want each of you to tell your neighbor the six parts of the plant. (Roots, stems, leaves, Flowers, fruits, seeds) Now, why would you want to know several different uses for these parts? (response)
INSTRUCTION AND SUPERVISED PRACTICE:
On the board I have written the six parts of the plant. Let's name as many uses for each one as we can think of. You name them and I will write them down.
1. color for yard
2. used to make new plants
Now let's take each part and name some that are foods, since foods fall under each part.
Some roots we eat are: potatoes, onions, turnips, carrots, radishes, beets
Some leaves we eat are: lettuce, spinach, cabbage, turnip greens
Some stems we eat are: celery, asparagus, broccoli
Some flowers we eat are: broccoli, cauliflower
Some fruits we eat are: tomatoes, squash, apples, peaches, green beans, bananas
Now let's all think together one more time. Tell your neighbor two uses for roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. You have all done a good job. (pause, then summarize)
Now, I have one more thing I want you to do. Look in magazines or newspapers tonight for different foods that come from plants. Be ready to tell the class what part of the plant the food is. (OR, have the children cut out pictures of things that come from plants. Have them fit under these headings: BUILDING, CLOTHING, FOOD, BEAUTY.)
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