Studying Sunflowers

Lesson Plan Overview

SWBAT: -Make a hypothesis
-Label parts of a sunflower
-Listen for specific information (from a book about sunflowers)
in response to “what” questions.
-Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units,
by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end.
-Participate in a song entitled “What’s In The E.J. Garden?”
-fill bird-feeders with sunflowers.
The class of first grade students will enter the garden. The students will listen to a non-fiction book about sunflowers and partake in labeling parts of an actual sample of a sunflower. They will then measure the labeled parts. The birds will be fed sunflower seeds and participate in a discussion about what they see. An example of this is discussing how tall the sunflowers are. An example of a question will be ,”What do you think they are doing?” The results of this discussion will then be used in a teacher led song with this example: (Tall sunflowers looking down; that’s in the E.J. garden.)

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