Lesson details

Grade
1
Subject

Science

Topic

Structures of plants

Subtopic

Different plant structures help plants survive, grow, and produce more plants

Recommended Technology: 

White board

Other instructional materials or notes: 
  • Cranberries- dried and fresh
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Glasses
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Cranberry Craze

Duration: 
1-2 hours
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will explore foods used during Thanksgiving, and how some of these foods are pollinated by insects. Using cranberries as an example, students will explore why they are considered a fruit, how they are pollinated, and features of the cranberry that aid in how they are harvested.

Essential Question: 

What types of foods are pollinated by insects? How do the features of cranberries aid in their harvest?

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