Observe the STC™ Organisms in a first grade classroom. Teaching lesson 3, “Planting our Seeds” in an elementary classroom

4th May, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 12 Comments

Science and Technology for Children®

Organisms Unit:  Planting Our Seeds lesson 3

Click here to use Organisms in your classroom


By the end of the unit your students will understand that:

Plants and animals are two kinds of organisms. Organisms are similar in some ways and different in others.
The new starting point in the life cycle of a plant is a seed.
Terrariums and aquariums may be used as models to examine the interactions between plants and animals in their natural environment.
Humans, like other organisms, depend and have an impact on their environment.
Animals and plants in nature have evolved to form closely knit, interdependent systems.


Guided questions to use with STC® in your technology center:

* What do we need to do to take care of the seeds?

* Where should we put the planted seeds?

* What are some things that you would like to learn about seeds? What did you find out?

Gather your observations and share them with me below.  I would love to share your observations, predictions, and data!



May 5th, 2010 at 6:26 pm    


My child enjoyed planting the seeds and making the circles around the cup and adding the soil. It is so wonderful to see how engaged these future SCIENTIST are.These boys and girls are truely our future and I am so enthuastic and honored about the opportunity that they have been given. Keep It Coming!!!Keep up the GOOOOOOD work.

karla lopez

May 5th, 2010 at 6:32 pm    


it was interesting to see the classroom of my son carlos perez learning of the
guppy and planting a seed.
thank you,

tyler ward

May 6th, 2010 at 4:23 pm    

1st grade student



May 13th, 2010 at 1:53 pm    

I like when we were plating our seeds like sun flower and pumkin seed and bean seeds that was my faviret part was when Tiana,me were plating sunflower seeds and my other faviret and our whiteoak trees are growing and they have leavs on them the leavs coler is green we miss you ms.sammie I do to I wish you could come again every day and week too.I liked the video so so so so much I still wish you could come agian and agian agian and agian still realy so much again and you taem and your dad and mom realy much so more sos in what I am writeing over over over agian and again can you still come again agian and I looved geting vidoed by you and your team and we are haveing fun laening about anamails and plants byyyyyyyyy you did your motre like your mothres daaaaaaaaays gifttht you gave her


May 13th, 2010 at 1:57 pm    

I liked the video.It was cute.I liked the part when Abigail told what kind of seed she planted,she said she planted a kidney bean.My favorate part was when we had to draw a picture of what we think our plants are going to look like when they get bigger.I drew a really big sunflower because I planted a sunflower seed.It was fun learning with you.I miss you,in fact we all miss you.My plant died because the stem broke,I forgot to water it and I hardly even gave it sun.I forgot all about it.I hope I see you again in second grade.I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooved getting video filmed,it was fun learning about plants and animals with you.Weplanted some seeds for Mothers Day too,it was some kind of daisy,I think it was a chandza daisy.I got alot of Mothers Day gifts for my mommy.Did you get anything for your mom.Bye.

Ms. Clark

May 18th, 2010 at 9:18 am    

I enjoyed listening to Nehemiah talk about the wonderful experiences he was having with the process of plants. I think he liked being video taped even more. Overall, we both enjoyed the experience.


May 19th, 2010 at 1:43 pm    

My plant is really big but it fell down then i got another one.The other one was the one i got for my mother on mothers day and my mother liked it.Are guppies had babies they are little and cute.I dont think the snails had have babie snails yet but they will.The video was so so so awsome.The other plants are doing pretty good.Are oak trees have grown leaves.The plant i gave my mother is called is a shasta rose.The end i hope you liked all the coments i gave you.


May 19th, 2010 at 1:56 pm    

My plant was verry big and the video was verry great and we did a verry good job on our plants and our work and we put our soil where the red line is and the seed we planted was a it looked white brownish and we had to do these little work sheets that mrsjenkins gave us on the sheet we had to put the date and our name and draw a picture of our flower and our seed when where done we had to put our plant on the colorful plates and i can here abigail talking on the camera.


May 19th, 2010 at 2:08 pm    

my plant is loger then a pincl.and my tabls grl gupeis geting fater.


May 19th, 2010 at 2:08 pm    

that was awsome…exept one thing
pawpaw put a bag of chips on it and it broke ! but it still grows i water it once a week I got beans!

Jami Williams

May 27th, 2010 at 1:03 pm    

It was GREAT seeing all the students interacting with one another and seeing them SO enthusiastic about learning Science!


May 28th, 2010 at 2:55 am    

1st grade student

my plant is loger then a pincl.and my tabls grl gupeis geting fater.

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