Module 13-Science KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, your student will plant indoor gardens and illustrate the growth of a seed into a plant.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Plant a Garden sweet potato or avocado
3 or 4 toothpicks
drinking glass
crayons or colored pencils

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Plant a Garden
  1. Plant an indoor garden.
  2. Illustrate the growth of a seed into a plant.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
indoor gardens

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Plant a Garden 2 Plant a Garden Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Plant a Garden In this lesson, your student will be planting indoor gardens. As the seeds grow, discuss the parts of the plant that are sprouting first. Discuss what each part of the plant does. Have the student measure the plant growth each week using a ruler. Show your student how to use a ruler. Have them compare the different things they are growing (Which grows faster? Do they all look the same when they sprout through the soil?)

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Plant a Garden
  1. Do plants have a life cycle?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Plant a Garden Plant a Garden
  1. What do seeds need to grow?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Plant the Tiny Seed Christie Matheson
2 If You Plant A Seed Kadir Nelson AD340L
3 From Seed to Plant Gail Gibbons 560L

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Take your student to a local greenhouse to look at different plants. What are some features they notice?