Growing a Garden of Knowledge
Learning about Plants and Seeds
Second Grade
Designed by: Mrs. Williams


 
 
 
 


Introduction to Plants
Learning about plants and seeds is fun and exciting. Plants are all around us. Plants come in many sizes and shapes. Some are tall like oak trees and others are small like flowers. Even though plants look different they all have the same needs. Let's find out what plants need to live and grow.

1. Do you want to solve the amazing mysteries of plant life?
    Use the clues to help detective LePlant solve these plant

    mysteries? Visit Detective LePlant at Kids Plants

2. What do bees and other animals do to help plants?
     Find out at Plants and Environments

3.  Do you want to read some really cool poems about plants
     and find some fun puzzles and games?
     Visit Primarily Plants

4.  You can learn interesting information and see beautiful
     plants and flowers at Cypress Gardens.

5.  Learn how to grow your own garden.

6.  Identify a variety of flowers and shrubs at Kids Valley.

7.  Learn how to make your own compost pile with Willie
     the worm. 

8.  Find out which plants are poisonous

9.  Show what you know about photosynthesis by taking a
     quiz on brainpop.

10. Why are plants important? Find out at Fact Monster,
       an online encyclopedia for kids.

Scenario Mission #1
You are going to get a chance to survey ten of your classmates. First, you will need to choose three kinds of flowers by visiting  Kids Valley Garden. Next, you will choose ten classmates to survey. Each student will tell you which flower they like best. You will create a pictograph illustrating the results from your survey. Choose 3 flowers at Kids Valley Garden
Qcc Objectives: Grade 2
Math- Standard: Constructs and interprets simple bar graphs and pictographs using whole unit data.
Technology Integration- Standard: Uses basic research techniques, tools, and online resources.

 
 

Rubric for Scenario #1

Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Score
2nd Grade
Technology QCC 
Uses basic research techniques, tools and online resources.
.Student is able to use
telecommunication
tools and online 
resources with teacher help.
Student is able to use 
telecommunication
tools and online
resources to
gather information
with some help or
assistance.
Student is able to use telecommunication
tools and online resources to gather information
without help.
 
 2nd Grade 
Math Qcc
Constructs and interprets simple bar graphs and pictographs using whole unit data.
Student is able to create a pictograph using appropriate symbols with much teacher assistance. Student is able to create a pictograph using appropriate symbols with little help from the teacher. Student is able to create a pictograph using appropriate symbols without help.  

 
Scenario Mission #2
Detective Le Plant needs your help solving the mystery of plant life. Go to #1 above and click on Kids Plant. Click on Case #1 "In Search of Green Life."  Click on plant parts and read about each of the plant parts. Now you are ready to help Detective Le Plant find the missing parts of a plant. (Mystery #1) You will answer the questions on this site and discover the function of the plant parts. Help Detective LePlant
QCC Objectives-2nd Grade
Science- Standard: Identifies and explains the function of main parts of plant (root, stem, leaf, flower).
Technology Integration- Standard: Operates basic technology tools and applications.

 

Rubric for Scenario Mission#2


Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Score
2nd Grade
Science QCC 
Identifies and explains function of main parts of a plant(root, stem, leaf, flower)
Student is able to identify and explain the function of the main parts of a plant with some teacher assistance. Student is able to identify and explain the function of main parts of a plant with some teacher assistance. Student is able to identify and explain the function of the main parts of a plant without teacher assistance.  
2nd Grade Technology QCC
Operates basic technology tools and applications.
Student is able to operate basic technology tools and applications with much teacher assistance. Student is able to operate basic technology tools and applications with some teacher assistance. Student is able to operate basic technology tools and applications without teacher assistance.  

 
 
 

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