Plants Activity 3.4GL Overview

Target Student Performance

Students measure the dry weight of harvested plants and of paper towels or gel, identify patterns in data, and reach consensus with other groups about their results.

Resources You Provide

Resources Provided


By the time you are completing this Activity, your plants and gel (optional) should be completely dried out. Prepare an empty container for each group on which students can measure their masses.

Print the 3.4GL Observing Plants’ Mass Changes Class Results 11 x 17 Poster before class. Your students will also need their copies of the worksheets they completed in Pre-Activity 0.2GL, Activity 3.1, and Activity 3.2GL. Print one copy of 3.4GL Observing Plants’ Mass Changes, Part 2 Worksheet for each student. Prepare a computer with a projector to display the PPT.