Reflection: Homework A Mini Lesson on Specialized Root Systems - Section 3: Roots Are in What? Homework


The short paragraphs proved to be very interesting! I always like to see what my students find amazing. The article about the root beer amazed most of them even though they didn't think to include it in their paragraph. For some reason they didn't think they should have. There were many publishing errors which disappointed me a little. I had hoped that their understanding of excellence in writing would have shown through. I did not include a rubric because I think at this point in May they should be automatically applying their excellent skills in editing. So I am addressing that. However, their ideas were wonderful. I am glad they enjoyed this!

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A Mini Lesson on Specialized Root Systems

Unit 6: Plants: Structures and Processes
Lesson 12 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to identify how roots function to help a plant survive.

Big Idea: Students dig up a dandelion to identify the type of root it is and how it functions. Can we tell why dandelions are so invasive by looking at the root structure?

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Science, plants, Processes (Construction), drawing conclusions, metric measurement, observing, specialzed structure, structures, bees
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