Plants Lesson 1 Learning Goals

Target Performances

Lesson 1 – Pretest and Expressing Ideas (students as questioners)

Activity 1.1: Plants Unit Pretest

Students show their initial proficiencies for the overall unit goal: Questioning, investigating, and explaining how matter and energy move and change as plants live, move, and grow.

Activity 1.2: Expressing Ideas and Questions about How Plants Grow

Students ask and record specific questions about changes in matter and energy in response to the unit driving question: How do you think that a plant grows, moves, and functions?

NGSS Performance Expectations

This lesson helps students start thinking about all of the unit NGSS Performance Expectations, but does not feature a mastery of any of them.