Exploring Garden Ecosystems

Grade 3 / Science / Connection Circles
Lesson Objective
Students work in groups to explore attributes of ecosystems first-hand
5 min
Questions to Consider
What does the teacher do at the beginning of the lesson to manage 3 different groups doing 3 different activities?
What advice does Ms. Reed give for outside activities and why?
How are students informally assessed during and after the activities?
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Lesson plan, instructions for students

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  • Identifying Plant Parts

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  • Lesson Plan for Garden Ecosystems

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  • Planting and BOTG Guiding Questions

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  • Behavior over Time: Graping with Plants

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  • Transcript for Exploring Garden Ecosystems

  • BOTG Level of Difficulty Blank

  • Connection Circle Diagram

  • Directions for Connection Circle

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