Doctor, What Does My Plant Need?
- Name the four basic needs of a plant.
- Compare the appearance of a healthy and unhealthy plant.
- Describe the consequences of not providing a plant with its basic needs.
In this lesson, students will role-play a consultation between a plant scientist and a plant owner. The goal is for the plant scientist to identify what is wrong with the plant based on the information given by the plant owner. As they evaluate what the unhealthy plant has or doesn't have, students will realize that plants need four things (air, water, light, and soil) to live and grow.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
Area of Science
Plants' basic needs
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