Plant Physiology (micro:bit)

ByStrawbees

Learn about the essential role plants offer for sustaining life on earth. Covered in the lesson is going through the parts, processes, and full life cycle of plants. Students will create a flower which senses light and responds to the stimuli in its environment, opening and closing with light.

  • NGSS
    3-LS3-2 - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
    3
    Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
    4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
    4
    Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
    5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
    5
    Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
    3-5-ETS1-1 - Engineering Design
    3,4,5
    Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
    3-5-ETS1-2 - Engineering Design
    3,4,5
    Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    3-5-ETS1-3 - Engineering Design
    3,4,5
    Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
    MS-ETS1-1 - Engineering Design
    6,7,8
    Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
    MS-ETS1-2 - Engineering Design
    6,7,8
    Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    MS-LS1-6 - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
    6,7,8
    Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
  • SDGs
    Goal 2 - Zero hunger
    End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
    Goal 15 - Life on land
    Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
  • Common Core ELA
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3
    4, Reading: Informational Text, Key Ideas and Details
    Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7
    4, Reading: Informational Text, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
    Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3
    5, Reading: Informational Text, Key Ideas and Details
    Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7
    5, Reading: Informational Text, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
    Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3
    6, Reading: Informational Text, Key Ideas and Details
    Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7
    6, Reading: Informational Text, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
    Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3
    7, Reading: Informational Text, Key Ideas and Details
    Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.3
    8, Reading: Informational Text, Key Ideas and Details
    Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.7
    8, Reading: Informational Text, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
    Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
  • STEAM Classroom Robotics - micro:bit
Age range
8-14+
Duration
45m
Grades:
United States 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Topics
Environment
Plants
SDGs
Assets
  • Student Journal

Plant Physiology (micro:bit)

Plant Physiology (micro:bit)