Plant Life Cycle Resources Grade 1

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Plant Life Cycle Resources Grade 1

#3 Life Cycle: Strawberries (Book: Non Fiction)Nelson, Robin. Life Cycles: Strawberries. First Step Non Fiction. Minneapolis: Learner Classroom, 2008. Print.This early reader book takes students through the journey of the life cycle of a strawberry. The simple text starts with a table of contents and is accompanied by vivid photographic illustrations, a fact section, a glossary, and a reader index. The format and content of this book will assist the young reader in building the foundational skills of reading fluency using non-fictional text. It will also teach the learner about this most unusual fruit which has its seeds on the outside of the plant. This book can be used as guided reading material or as source material for student projects.

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#4 Curious George Plants a Seed (Book: Fiction)Rey, Hans Augusto. Adaptated by Zappy, Erica. Curious George Plants a Seed. Houghton Mifflin for Young Readers, 2007, Print.After watching Jumpy the Squirrel burry a nut to store his food George gets an idea. He goes into the house to find food to bury for later. After burying things like orange juice, butter, and bread the man with the yellow hat helps George understand the difference between what can grow in the soil and what cannot. Once George learns the difference he grows a sunflower from seed. (Lexile reader measure 390)

Life Cycle of a PlantAnnotated Bibliography

By: Lisa WatsonLIS 5240Fall: 2013

#1 The Great Plant Escape (Interactive)University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. “The Great Plant Escape.” 2013. Web. 18 Oct. 2013. http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/index.cfmThis is an exciting website that takes students on a mystery with Bud, Sprout, and Detective LePlant to unlock the mysteries of the plant life. The sight was designed by the University of Illinois’ Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Department and it contains a glossary of scientific plant terms as well as links to various related plant websites.

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#2 Apple Tree Life Cycle (Video)Life for Beginners Channel. "Apple Tree Life Cycle Animation." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 18 Oct. 2013 http:www.youtube.com watch?v=chNwmpqSa78This simplified short digital story follows the life cycle of an apple. The story begins with birds eating from an apple tree that has fully developed apples. Once the apple falls to the ground it moves through various stages including decomposed material, sprouting seed, tree sapling, flowering fruit tree, pollination, and then back to fruit development. At the end of the story, the viewer is taken back to the tree just before apples are ripe and falling off.

Resources for Plant Life CyclesThe following resources were prepared for 1st grade teachers looking for supplemental materials when planning for science lessons on plant life cycles. These resources provide support for the big idea that living organisisms, including plants, go through various stages of a life process. .............................................................

#5 Elementary School Garden Programs Enhance Science Education for All Learners (Journal Article)Rye, James A., et al. "Elementary School Garden Programs Enhance Science Education for all Learners." Teaching Exceptional Children 44.6 (2012): 58-65. ProQuest Education Journals. Web. 21 Oct. 2013.This article provides guidelines for initiating a school wide Garden Based Learning project (GBL) within the school curriculum that serves all members of the student population including those with special needs. It was based on the success of Hill Elementary School, a large suburban elementary with a diverse population of over 700 students. The practice of GBL immerses students in inquiry learning as they are engaged in real-life-hands-on experiences in planting, observing, measuring as well as investigating soils and the concept of weathering. The article explains the many concepts and skills that can be developed by GBL which range from developing the scientific inquiry process to engaging in personal, social and historical perspectives of life and horticulture. It also provides examples of authentic assessment that will be based on the student activities. The authors also stress the importance of professional development for teachers when undertaking a GBL project to ensure "buy-in" and to give them adequate background knowledge.


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