Language Arts and Science with NASA: 3rd Grade Plant Parts
Lesson Title: Plant Parts
Objectives: 1. Student will know the basic plant parts.
2. Students will present this knowledge on Power Point.
3. Students will use technology to complete assignment.
CDE Science: 3. Adaptations in physical structure or behavior may improve an
organism's chance for survival. As a basis for understanding this concept: 3a.
Students know plants and animals have structures that serve different functions
in growth, survival, and reproduction. 3c. Students know living things cause
changes in the environment in which they live: some of these changes are
detrimental to the organism or other organisms, and some are beneficial.
CDE Language Arts: Students write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs
that develop a central idea. Their writing shows they consider the audience and
purpose. Students progress through the stages of the writing process (e.g.,
prewriting, drafting, revising, editing successive versions). Organization and
Focus 1.1 Create a single paragraph: 1a. Develop a topic sentence. 1b. Include
simple supporting facts and details.
NETS: #4: Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support
personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning
throughout the curriculum. #5: Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring,
presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and
collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create
knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
Anticipatory Set: Students will visit http://www.zone10.com/tech/NASA/Fyh.htm
Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate discussion. 2. Instruct as a writing
project as well. 3. Assess as needed to drive instruction. 4. Monitor the use of
Critical Student Tasks: 1. Activelyquestion the instructor. 2. Use the
Internet in a responsible manner. 3. Write down observations in science journal.
4. Work collaboratively with peers.
Assessment: Informal as needed with observations by teacher during class time.
Formal with the effort and achievement rubric.
Copyright 2004 Troy Tenhet Jr.