Ecological Literacy Unit activity/lesson plan grade 3
TITLE OF ACTIVITY:Plant Pluckers
ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE(S) BEING ADDRESSED:
STANDARD(S) BEING ADDRESSED:
4.6 Understanding Place
7.1 Scientific Method
How do you gather plant/tree samples responsibly in the thicket?
How do you preserve the plant/tree samples found in the thicket?
Learning about the collecting and preserving of plant/tree samples found in the thicket.
Introduce and discuss the focusing questions in the classroom.
Focus students attention to the plant/tree life
Divide students into groups of 3 to encourage cooperative learning.
Model to students how to collect plant/tree samples.
Gather plant/tree samples.
Model the preservation of plant/tree samples.
Students preserve their plant/tree samples.
Plastic Ziploc Bags
CULTURAL HERITAGE CONNECTIONS:
(e.g., products, performances, tasks, tools, (rubrics/checklists), anecdotal)
Discussion/Focusing questions: Anecdotal
Cooperative Learning Skills: Performance
Gathering Plant/Tree Samples: Performance
Preserving Plant/Tree Samples: Product
(e.g., products, performances, tasks, tools (rubrics/checklists), anecdotal)
7.1 Scientific Method Rubric-Observation: Tool
7.13 Organisms Rubric: Tool
4.6 Understanding place Rubric: Tool