How Do Your Flowers Grow?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Objective: Students will observe the life of a plant by documenting their observations and questions during a plant cycle using their Plant Observation Journal.
Standard: K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
Resource: Plant Observation Journal (You will need to print several copies or use Kami if wanting to keep the journal digital.)
Vocabulary: Observe, Seeds, Soil, Clay, Sand, Sunlight, Growth, Carbon Dioxide, Oxygen, Water, Fertilizer, Bloom, Sprout, and Life Cycle.
Materials: Pots, Potting Soil, Flower Seeds, Fertilizer, Water, and a Small Scoop
1. Fill your pots with soil.
2. Sprinkle a small scoop of fertilizer over the soil in each pot. (Follow the instructions on the bag for the fertilizer.)
3. Plant a few seeds in each pot and cover with soil.
4. Give the pots the same about of water and place them in sunlight.
5. Record your first observations and questions in your Plant Observations Journal.
6. Check the soil in your plants daily. If the soil is dry add water. You want to keep your soil damp not muddy.
7. Record your observations and questions as you watch your flowers grow.
8. Once your flowers bloom continue to water and record your observations.
What do plants need in order to grow?
What might happen if the plant does not get water?
What might happen if the plant doesn't get sun?
How long did it take for you to see a sprout?
How long did it take for you to see a bloom?