Corn & Beans Activity Sheet Lessons
Students will get a well-rounded look at plant growth as they construct simple lab equipments, grow popcorn and pinto bean seeds, track daily growth of the seeds by weighing, measuring and graphing, investigate photosynthesis, learn all about cotyledons, learn to distinguish monocots from dicots, and more.
Children experience science as real scientists - making observations, performing experiments, recording their results, and drawing conclusions. Step-by-step instructions are precise. If your child can follow directions, he can succeed with TOPS. Wonderful experiments teach advanced concepts without expensive lab equipment - only simple, on-hand materials are used (e.g., paper clips, rubber bands, aluminum foil, batteries, and refrigerator magnets). Teacher's notes contain background information and explain each concept and activity. They also include procedural "hints" for the activities - just in case you hit a snag. Each of these modules is a softbound book with reproducible activity pages. Approximately 20 lessons each.
Items in this section tend to be instructional frameworks, or unit studies with a "core" teaching resource supplemented with additional text and/or activity resources.