Collecting and Recording Data
Back to Growing Plants Unit
- Grade Level: Upper Elementary
- Subject Area: Science
This lesson will begin approximately 1 week after Lesson Two and will last 1-2 weeks, as time permits. Be sure to allow enough time for the seedlings to germinate before beginning this lesson.
Students will need 10-15 minutes/day to measure and observe their growing seedlings.
- Observe plants growing over time.
- Measure specific plant growth.
- Gather and record data on plan growth.
Materials and Resources
- Science Journals.
In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer (PC or Macintosh) with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as software (operating system, TCP/IP software, networking or dial-up software, e-mail and a World Wide Web client program, preferably Netscape, but perhaps Mosaic or Lynx). In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity (in addition to those described above) and the level of Internet access required to do the activity.
- Special hardware requirements: None.
- Special software requirements: None.
- Internet access:None.
Instruct groups to measure and record the height of each plant each day. Be sure students note the appearance of the leaves, size of stem, color, etc. Compare these to the control plant and record all data in their Science Journals.