Plant Growth & Development Unit Summary
This table identifies the location in the PG&D unit where particular enhancements fit. They were written by the team members to be utilized in their classrooms during the academic year ’15-’16.
Lesson #
Lesson Name
Enhancements
Duration
1
What do you know about plants?
What do plants need to grow and develop? - CER Enhancement
<PlantGrowth_Gr3_Lesson1&16_CER_WhatDoPlantsNeed>

NOTE - this is a pre/post CER which would also be given with Lesson 16
hh
5-10min
2
What is inside a seed?
Is a seed a system? - CER Enhancement
<PlantGrowth_Gr3_Lesson2_CER_IsSeedASystem>
1 class
3
Planting seeds


4
Thinning & Transplanting


5
How does your plant grow?


6
Observing leaves & flower buds


7
Observing the growth spurt


8
Why are bees important?


9
Getting a handle on your bee
Designing a model pollinator - Engineering Enhancement

<PlantGrowth_Gr3_Lesson9_Eng_ModelPollinator>
NOTE: This enhancement is meant to be done AFTER lesson 9, but the lesson 8 will be condensed as instructed in enhancement lesson plan.

Is a bee a system? - CER Enhancement
<PlantGrowth_Gr3_Lesson9_CER_IsBeeASystem>
1-2 classes


1 class
10
Looking at flowers


11
Pollinating flowers
How to pollinate plants if we don’t have bees? - Engineering Enhancement
<PlantGrowth_Gr3_Lesson11_Eng_AlternativePollinators>

OR

Designing a pollinator garden - Engineering Enhancement
<PlantGrowth_Gr3_Lesson11_Eng_DesignPollinatorGarden>
NOTE: this Enigneering enhancement should happen AFTER lesson 11.
3 classes


See template
12
Observing pods


12.5
Student planned experiment
Fair Test [light&dark] - CER Enhancement
<PlantGrowth_Gr3_Lesson12.5_CER_LightDarkPlants>
See template
13/14
Making a brassica model & making a bee model


15
Interpreting Graphs


16
How do plants produce more plants?
What do plants need to grow and develop? - CER Enhancement
<PlantGrowth_Gr3_Lesson1&16_CER_WhatDoPlantsNeed>

NOTE - this is a pre/post CER which would also be given with Lesson 1
5-10min
Group Members:
Cathy Alward, Dan Barkley, Lisa Boveng, Heather Christothoulou, Tiffany Evenstad, Ruben Gonzales, Julie Keller, Megan Lashley, Martha May, Houng Nguyen, Chris Paul & Jessica Thomashow