Plants

What do plants eat? This unit explores plants and how they make food.

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What do plants eat? This unit explores plants and how they make food.

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Download Size: 80 MB (Windows) 102 MB (OS X)

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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008)

1. The Nature of Science

1A. The Scientific Worldview
  • 1A/E2**. By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that science is a process of trying to figure out how the world works by making careful observations and trying to make sense of those observations.
1B. Scientific Inquiry
  • 1B/P3. By the end of the 2nd grade, students should know that describing things as accurately as possible is important in science because it enables people to compare their observations with those of others.
  • 1B/E2b. By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that one reason for following directions carefully and for keeping records of one's work is to provide information on what might have caused differences in investigations.

5. The Living Environment

5E. Flow of Matter and Energy
  • 5E/P1. By the end of the 2nd grade, students should know that plants and animals both need to take in water, and animals need to take in food. In addition, plants need light.
  • 5E/E2*. By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that some source of "fuel" is needed for all organisms to stay alive and grow.
  • 5E/M1b. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that plants use the energy from light to make sugars from carbon dioxide and water.

9. The Mathematical World

9B. Symbolic Relationships
  • 9B/E2. By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that tables and graphs can show how values of one quantity are related to values of another.
9C. Shapes
  • 9C/E3*. By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that graphical display of quantities may make it possible to spot patterns that are not otherwise obvious, such as cycles and trends.

11. Common Themes

11B. Models
  • 11B/P2. By the end of the 2nd grade, students should know that a model of something is different from the real thing but can be used to learn something about the real thing.
  • 11B/E2*. By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that geometric figures, number sequences, graphs, diagrams, sketches, number lines, maps, and oral and written descriptions can be used to represent objects, events, and processes in the real world.
  • 11B/E4**. By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that models are very useful for communicating ideas about objects, events, and processes. When using a model to communicate about something, it is important to keep in mind how it is different from the thing being modeled.
11C. Constancy and Change
  • 11C/P3a*. By the end of the 2nd grade, students should know that an object can change in various ways, such as in size, weight, color, or temperature.
  • 11C/E2b. By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that often the best way to tell which kinds of change are happening is to make a table or graph of measurements.

12. Habits of Mind

12A. Values and Attitudes
  • 12A/E1*. By the end of the 5th grade, students should keep clear and accurate records of investigations and observations.
  • 12A/E2*. By the end of the 5th grade, students should offer reasons for claims and consider reasons suggested by others.
12C. Manipulation and Observation
  • 12C/E1. By the end of the 5th grade, students should be able to choose appropriate common materials for making simple mechanical constructions and repairing things.
  • 12C/E3*. By the end of the 5th grade, students should be able to keep written or electronic records of information so that the records are understandable weeks or months later.
12D. Communication Skills
  • 12D/E3. By the end of the 5th grade, students should be able to use numerical data in describing and comparing objects and events.
  • 12D/E4** (BSL). By the end of the 5th grade, students should be able to read simple tables and graphs produced by others and describe what the tables and graphs show.
  • 12D/E7**. By the end of the 5th grade, students should be able to write a clear and accurate description of a real-world object or event.

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© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Plants. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2010, September 11.</a>

AIP
Plants (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010, September 11), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

AJP
Plants (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010, September 11), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

APA
Plants. (2010, September 11). Retrieved 2017, April 29, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

Disclaimer: The Concord Consortium offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure.

Requirements

This activity requires the Java Runtime Environment version 5 (sometimes referred to as 1.5) or later with Java Webstart. You can download it at java.com.

On OS X 10.9 or newer, you will need to install a launcher application to run this Java activity. If you have not already installed it, please:

  • Download the launcher installer
  • Open the downloaded .dmg file and drag the CCLauncher application to your Applications folder
  • Return to this page and launch the resource

The download for this activity will require 80 MB (Windows) 102 MB (OS X) of disk space.

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Subject
Biology
Focus Area
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