Plant Biology Unit - Grade 3 to 6

28 minute video + 8 Printable Experiments + Scope & Sequence + Cross-curricular Teaching & Project Ideas + Curriculum links & more

A unit of work about plant biology for Grades 3 to 6

In this exciting program, your students will learn about photosynthesis, water transport and discover the wonders of plant biology in a variety of engaging and interactive ways. With hands-on experiments & student projects, your students will develop a deep understanding of the complex systems that allow plants to thrive and grow. 

Following this 28 minute video & student activities, a student will know:
- the parts of a flower
- how photosynthesis works
- how water is transported from the roots to the leaves
- how different tubes work for transporting water and sugars through the plant
- different plant pigments and their uses & more

Curriculum links across Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario Curriculum
> The New Zealand Curriculum

Includes 8 printable PDF experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, USA, Canadian & New Zealand curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, colouring-in sheets, experiment templates and a risk assessment template.  

Optional materials to have on hand include food colouring, plastic tubs, water, white flowers or cabbage leaves, flowers with distinct parts, paper or plastic plate, sticky tap, pen or marker, toothpicks, skewers, scissors, tweezers, ruler or tape measure, paper clips, beans, PET bottle, soil, cotton buds, apples, lemon juice, soda water, vinegar, honey, salt water, plant materials, newspaper, cardboard, heavy books, lettuce and other plant material, freezer.

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Acids, Bases & Indicators

In this exciting program, your students will discover the building blocks of matter and learn about the fascinating properties of acids and bases. With engaging experiments and hands-on activities, your students will develop a deep understanding of the principles of chemistry and how they shape our world.

Includes 10 x experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas as well as Australian and USA curriculum outcomes and a risk assessment template.

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Ben Newsome CF

Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million kids since 2004. 
He has worked in hundreds of schools & early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.

He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services and the receiver of both the 2023 University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Science plus several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a former educator leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.

He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

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    • 28 minute video
    • 8 Experiments with printable PDFs
    • 16 Student knowledge quizzes
    • Scope & Sequences
    • Curriculum links for Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand
    • Student Project Ideas
    • Cross-curricular Teaching Ideas
    • Common student misconceptions
    • Background Teacher notes
    • Marking Rubrics
    • Experiment & Risk assessment templates
    • Crossword puzzle, Word search, Cloze Sentence activities & more
    • Colouring-in sheets
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