Seeds and Plants
How seeds and Plants Grow
open up cantaloupe and show students the seeds. Tell students that with the seeds for one piece of fruit, it is possible to grow a new piece of fruit for everyone in the room.
Tell students that they will get to be scientists and investigate how many seeds are in different fruits and vegetables.
The modeling will teach children new words for such as, plants, seeds, garden, grow, food, healthy, eat, water, sun, pick, color.
Children will repeat the words in the circle and use them while working in the centers.
the students will be asked to define the vocabulary seeds again. then, review with the whole group directions for the activities at the four centers. The class will be divided into four groups and the groups will have an assign rotation schedule so that each group goes to all for centers.
Differentiating the Multi-Level Proficiency
Center 2. Students examine and count a variety of vegetable and fruit seeds, including an apple, cantaloupe, pea pod,, and green pepper. They graph the number of seeds in each vegetable.
Center 3. Students plant rye seeds in a paper cup and discuss what happens to seeds under the ground.
Center 4. Students identify various vegetables, cut them up, and taste them. they list words about the way each vegetable tastes.
Assessment: Story boards and stories from center 1 are read aloud at the closing circle, graphs from center 2 are displayed on the bulletin board. seeds in cups from center 3 are placed near a window to grow. Students will discuss the tastes of different vegetables during the closing circle. Students will make new learned word list and have a spelling test on the vocabulary words used in assignment.
will be used for:
1. Mix & Match - the vocabulary words on one side of paper, and words that match each word on the other side, student draw a line to a word that match, ex. seeds---apples, color---red.
2. Cross Word Puzzle - each word will be mixed in with other letters and students look for vocabulary word and use a crayon to circle or underline.
3. Story Time - Students will write a sentence for each word on one day and another day the student will write a story using the words.
This will make Science interesting, practical and fun. The words are following the topic, and the words used are words that describe and level ready for English speaking students and English Language Learners,