Plant Growth Needs: Water and Air


5.B.CB1.IE3 – Supports the argument that plants acquire the material needed to grow mainly from the air and water. The emphasis is on the idea that the matter of plants comes mostly from air and water, not from Earth. A plant can grow without soil. Minerals can be obtained by means of water. Hydroponics agriculture is a method for cultivating plants.

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In this lesson, students will learn the importance of the classification for scientific discoveries. Through a variety of activities such as laboratories, debates and exercises, students will learn about crop alternatives and how plants can grow without the presence of land. The information in this lesson is a valuable one, since it offers the opportunity to know how, through research, other forms of cultivation were discovered that will show new generations an alternative for survival and conservation of natural resources.

At the end of the lesson, the student will able to:

  1. describe the places where plants get the minerals they need to grow;
  2. compare the role of water, air and soil in plant growth; 
  3. analyze the impact that new techniques and technologies have on the cultivation of plants.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


7 items in example section

41 items in exercise practice

40 items in test

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