Students set up an investigation in preparation for the Plants Unit. Plants will be ready to harvest about four weeks later.
How does a plant gain mass?
Activities in this Lesson
Note: There are two different pathways to choose from in the Pre-Lesson. Please see the Plants Unit Read Me Document, Student Challenges and Teacher Choices in the Plants Unit document and/or the Background Information section below for clarification in making this instructional decision.
Gel Protocol (2-turtle)
- Pre-Activity 0.1GL: Keeping Track of Water in Solids and Liquids (60 min + overnight or several days)
- Pre-Activity 0.2GL: Plant Growth Investigation Setup (45-60 min over one or two days)
Paper Towel Protocol (1-turtle)
- Pre-Activity 0.2PT: Plants Growth Investigation Setup (45-60 min)