Reflection: Rigor The Function of Plant Structures - Section 2: Focus


While students discussed the pairing of plant substructures and definitions, I conferenced with a few groups: Students Discussing the Meaning of Substructures.

During this time, I came along one group that is needing extra support with the term, angiosperms. I loved being able to refer to the anchor chart, Plant Kingdom Poster, to help students remember the meaning of angiosperm. Most students need ample opportunities to review new information before committing this knowledge to memory.

Without an anchor chart nearby, supporting these students would have taken much longer. Also, students were able to seek out the meaning of angiosperms on their own instead of relying on their teacher to tell them the meaning. For these reasons, I am a believer that anchor charts help support vocabulary development and they increase the rigor of science lessons. Students are able to meet higher standards when forgotten information from yesterday's lesson is right at their fingertips and easy to review! 

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The Function of Plant Structures

Unit 2: Ecosystems
Lesson 13 of 28

Objective: SWBAT explain how plant substructures help plants get what they need to grow.

Big Idea: Students identify the functions of plant substructures and examine how these plant substructures help plants get what they need to grow. The class will also investigate what will happen if plants only have light, water, and/or air.

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Science, global warming, abiotic factors, ecosystem, plant needs, plant substructures, plant parts, plant system, function, decomposition, biotic
  90 minutes
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