Friday, March 16, 2018

In the Classroom: Science-Lit Activity for Grade 3 Students

As you read A Seed Is the Start, use the information in the book to create a data table like this one.

When you’ve finished reading the book, share a book that describes the life cycle of a butterfly, frog, or other animal. As you read, create a second data table that compares the stages of growth and development of the apple tree in A Seed is the Start and the animal in second book. Then invite the class to use the information in the second data table to create life cycle diagrams with (1) drawings that show how the plant and animal change over time and (2) descriptions that explain how the plant and animal are “born,” how they grow, and how they reproduce to create more plants and animals even after the original individual dies.

3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe how organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Activity for grades 4 and 5 coming next week.

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