Download This Lesson: Seed Germination Competition
Brief Description: Students will sprout seeds in different conditions to learn how seeds germinate.
The students will:
- describe the changes in external features and behaviors of a plant during its life cycle
- collect data using measurement and scientific method
- explain how changes in an organism’s habitat can influence survival
ESTIMATED TEACHING TIME
45-60 minutes plus
15 minute investigation
Correlations to State of Maine Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction
ELA = English Language Arts, HE/PE = Health Education and Physical Education, MA = Mathematics, SCI = Science, SS = Social Studies, VPA = Visual and Performing Arts
** Alignment possible only if lesson extension is done
Maine Learning Results
Common Core Standards for English and
E1. Students compare living things based on their behaviors, external features, and environmental needs.
b. Describe the changes in external features and Behaviors of an organism during its life cycle.
**E2. Students describe ways organisms depend upon, interact within, and change the living and non-living
a. Explain how changes in an organism’s habitat can
Writing: B3. Students write to identify and explain a position to an identified audience.
a. Summarize information from reading, listening, or
b. Write about a central question or idea by using
**MATH Data Analysis: B2.
Grade 3: Students read, construct, and interpret bar
Grade 4: Students collect and represent data in tables,
Grade 5: Students read, construct, and interpret line graphs.
Grade 3: 2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine
Grade 4: 2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly
Grade 3: 3MD.B.3 (p) Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled
Lesson Extension: Math – Students construct graphs to illustrate the growth of the seedlings.