UPPER ELEMENTARY | SCIENCE
Which Plant is Which?
Students will first go on a scavenger hunt around the schoolyard looking for observable plant characteristics. Then students will create a poster for a plant they found with a detailed sketch and description to see if the other students can find their plant based on the observable plant characteristics described. Next, students will model the creation of a dichotomous key using their shoes before they sort plants by a dichotomous key.
Concepts: Plant Classification
- How can we classify organisms into groups?
- S5L1. Students will classify organisms into groups and relate how the determined the groups with how and why scientists use classification.
- b. Demonstrate how plants are sorted into groups.