2. Essential Question
What makes plants grow?
1)What does a plant need in order
2)How long does it take for a
plant to grow?
3)Do plants respond to music,
voices, or other noises?
3. • Science
• Writing • 2nd Grade
• Measure length in standard units, including inches, feet, and yards
• Describe change over time in observable (qualitative) and
measurable (quantitative) terms.
• Identify the relationship of structure to function in plants, including
roots, stems, leaves, and flowers
5. Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
Use digital environments to exchange ideas with individuals or groups.
Locate information in reference material using alphabetical order.
Write words and sentences legibly with proper spacing in manuscript.
Utilize research skills to collect and record information on a specific topic.
6. Student Objectives
The student will:
1) Identify the parts of a plant.
2) Investigate the life cycle of a seed.
3) Recognize how plants are a benefit to people and our planet.
4) Understand variables that effect plant growth.
5) Generate, record, and organize data.
6) Use the scientific method to investigate the effects of external stimuli
7. Unit Summary
In this unit, students will take an in-depth look at plants. In
order for this study to be meaningful, we will begin by
asking the students what it is they want to know about
plants and what they already know about plants to make
connections. Once that is established, we will begin our
investigation. Throughout the unit we will be growing
plants and measuring the effects of sunlight, water, and
8. Unit summary
Topic, major concepts
What will students do? A general description of activities
What will students create?