Below are the Grade Level Content Expecations (GLCE's), also called standards, for 5th grade. Read also What are GLCE's? Understanding these GLCE's allows you to better prepare for the Science Test on Plants (expected in early November).
PLANT UNIT GLCE'S
Standard: All students will compare and contrast differences in the life cycles of living things
2.Describe the life cycle of a flowering plant
Key Concepts: Flowering plant parts and processes- roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, embryo, pollen, egg cell germination, fertilization
Tools: Microscope, hand lens
Real-World Contexts: Common flowering plants, such as bean, tulip
3. Describe evidence that plants make and store food
Key Concepts: Process and products of food production and transport – photosynthesis starch, sugar, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water
Real World Contexts: Plant food storage organs, such as potato, onion; starch storage in plants grown under different conditions.