Unit 1 launches the research focus for Module 3 as students are introduced to the unit guiding question, How do plants grow and survive? Students begin the unit by engaging in activities that provoke wonder and curiosity about how we get the flowers, fruits, and vegetables that we enjoy. This leads students to learn more about plants, and the connection between seeds, plants, flowers, and fruits.
In the first part of the unit, students engage in a focused read of Seed to Plants (National Geographic) by Kristin Baird Rattini and a focused read-aloud of Plant Secrets by Emily Goodman. Through these reading experiences—coupled with hands-on activities and writing tasks—students develop an understanding of seeds and plants.