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Seed Germination Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What are the necessary components for the successful germination of seeds? This lesson plan uses an engaging video lesson to outline this process for students. An activity gives students the chance to witness speed germination.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'germination'
  • list the critical elements in germination

Length

1 hour for instruction and up to 1 week for completion of the activity

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

Materials

  • Examples of different fruits (e.g. an apple, orange, strawberry, and so on)
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated video lesson
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Soil
  • Clear plastic cups
  • Water
  • Plastic wrap
  • Markers

Instructions

  • Display the fruits for the class and ask them what they have in common, allowing them some time to share their answers in a class discussion.
    • Did anyone mention seeds in the discussion?
  • Play the video lesson What is Seed Germination? - Definition, Process, Steps & Factors, pausing it at 1:07.
    • How do seeds become new plants?
  • Play the video lesson again and pause it this time at 3:16.
    • What professions require extensive knowledge of the germination process?
  • Pass out the worksheet and have students work independently to complete it.

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