Reflection: Backwards Planning What makes a root? - Section 1: Instructional Notes


Part of the NGSS Science & Engineering Practices call for students to actually make observations.  There are many ways for students to make observations, including observing photographs or videos of roots.

This lesson includes online video and photographic sources, but also includes hands-on observation of actual plants.  In previous units (also available here on BetterLesson!), I walked my students through the process of how to record accurately.  We designed an Anchor Chart as a class about how to record.  This work from the beginning of the year continues to set the standard we work towards-- accurate, labeled drawings.

  Backwards Planning: A Note on the Standards
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What makes a root?

Unit 5: Plants: Parts, Parents, Patterns
Lesson 6 of 12

Objective: SWBAT describe how roots help a plant to survive, grow, and meet its needs.

Big Idea: A rootin' tootin' good time learning about roots!

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Science, plants, pattern, seed, leaves
  40 minutes
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