Plants and Animals

The Plants and Animals Module provides experiences with structures of plants, so that students discover ways to propagate new plants from mature plants (from seeds, bulbs, roots, and stem cuttings). Students build a terrarium and provide for the needs of both plants and animals living together in a classroom habitat.

Students will:

  • Develop a curiosity and interest in plants as living things.
  • Provide for the needs of growing plants and animals.
  • Observe and describe the changes that occur as plants grow and develop.
  • Observe and describe structures of flowering plants (root, stem, leaf) and become familiar with their functions.
  • Discover various ways that new plants can develop from mature plants.
  • Compare the basic needs of common plants and animals.
  • Experience some of the diversity of forms in the plant and animal kingdoms and become aware of features that help plants and animals thrive in different habitats.
  • Organize and communicate observations through drawing and writing.

Investigations:

  • Investigation 1: Grass and Grain Seeds
  • Investigation 2: Stems
  • Investigation 3: Terrariums
  • Investigation 4: Bulbs and Roots

A Complete Kit includes:

  • Investigations Guide
  • Teacher Resources
  • 32 Science Resource books
  • 1 Big Book
  • Nonconsumable equipment
  • Consumable materials for two class uses

Please note: Live Organism Coupons are not included in the kit; they must be purchased separately.

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