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Unit Title


Parts of Plants

Discipline and Topic

Science

Target Population

Grade Level:
2nd and 3rd

Population Characteristics:      
These children are between the ages of seven and nine.  Children at this age level respond well to visual, audio, and tactile activities.  Therefore, throughout the unit they will be using multimedia tools such as Microsoft Photostory and image maps.  In  addition, students will be participating in  expreiments that will enable them to grasp the concepts being represented.

Lesson Groupings:
Students will be working individually and in groups. 

Curriculum Links

In the last unit students learned about ocean life.  During that unit they learned about the plants that live in the ocean.  This unit will connect to the prior unit by exploring plants, their different parts, and how those parts aid in the survival of the plant.

Objectives

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

Media Literacy Objectives

Standard 4. In a collaborative work group, use a variety of technologies to produce a digital                    presentation or product in a curriculum area.

Standard 7. Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology.

Standard 8. Independently apply digital tools and resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.


Materials

food coloring,  a bag of plastic cups, celery sticks, carrots, flowers, Adobe Photoshop, 
Microsoft Photo Story

Timing

45 minutes/day

Scope and Sequence

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

Day 5:

Day 6:

Evaluation of Students

Students will be evaluated based on the rubric below.  It measures their ability to meet the individual goals of the unit.

Objectives Beginning
Developing
Secure
Score
List the roots, stem, leaves, and flowers as parts of plants. The students can either only identify one plant part correctly, or cannot identify any.
The student can identify two to three of the plant parts correctly, making an error on one or two.
The student is easily able to identify the roots, stems, leaves and flowers as plant parts.

Label the different parts of a plant. The student can either correctly label only one plant part, or cannot label any correctly. The student labels two to three of the plant parts correctly, making an error on one or two. The student can label the roots, stems, leaves and flowers correctly.
Explain the role of the roots, stem, leaves and flowers in helping the plant to survive. The student can either only explain how one plant part helps the plant to live, or can not explain the role of any of the plant's parts.
The student makes one or two errors, only correctly explaining how two or three of the plant parts help the plant to live.
The student can properly explain how the roots, stem, leaves and flowers aid in the survival of plants.


Evaluation of the Unit

This evaluation is a direct result of how the students perform on the quiz and  the  digital stories they create.  If most of the students score a developing or secure understanding level, then the unit requires minor changes.  However, if most of the students scored a beginning or developing level of understanding, the lesson must be revised to enhance student understanding.

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