Reflection: Lesson Planning Comparing Needs of Plants and Humans - Section 1: Opening


This lesson is a follow-up lesson to the lesson on plant needs that is included in this unit.  I actually had not planned on teaching this lesson, but after overhearing two students conversing I decided to do this lesson.  The students were talking about how plant needs are kind of like human needs.  I was so excited to hear this conversation.  This was a signal to me that the students were making important connections.  Wow!!  That demonstrates some serious higher level thinking for a kindergartener.

After hearing the conversation, I thought, "Gee, I think all of my students would benefit from making this connection."  That's why I wrote and taught this lesson to my students.  I was thrilled with how quickly they caught on to concept.  I am actually a little disappointed in myself.  It took a kindergarten conversation to spark my lesson planning.  I think I need to be more alert to how I can make connections between concepts and instruction in the future!

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Comparing Needs of Plants and Humans

Unit 7: Planting
Lesson 13 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to compare the needs of plants and humans by completing a Venn diagram.

Big Idea: Students have learned the needs of plants. Now it is time to compare these needs to those of humans.

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Science, Science Skills, plants, ELL, plant
  45 minutes
plant in hands
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