Lesson Plan #: AELP-AGR0013
Submitted by: Lisa Ventura
School/University/Affiliation: college of Staten Island
Endorsed by: Dr. Tai, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
Date: November 29, 1998
Grade Level(s): Kindergarten, 1
Duration: one or two 45-minute session
Students will examine seeds from different types of fruits and vegetables. The students will sort and classify the seeds according to different variables.
Students will eventually learn that a new plant grows from a seed.
Students will be able to differentiate seeds by color, shape, size, and texture.
A variety of fruits and vegetables, paper plates, fruit and vegetable pictures, experience chart
Motivation: Set up a tray with different fruits and vegetables (apples, cucumbers, oranges, pears, green peppers, and plums). Allow the students to manipulate the items on the tray.
Count the number of seeds for each fruit and vegetable that has been observed and make a bar graph. Also, plant some of the seeds that the class has examined. Homework: Have students bring in seeds from other different fruits and vegetables.