Plant Growth and Changes readily lends itself to integrated learning across the curriculum. The agricultural theme of the lessons relates closely to topics in the Grade 4 Social Studies program. There are also numerous opportunities for measuring and graphing, as well as basic computation. In addition, writing is an integral part of these lessons and numerous suggestions are given for additional writing and research. This unit provides some flexibility regarding the order in which teachers may choose to arrange the lessons. The sequence may be adjusted to accommodate classroom scheduling and resource availability. As you may note, it is also possible to complete this unit in seven weeks by including Share and Tell activities in other subjects and by deleting Outdoor Investigations-2 and the Lesson of Your Choice.
Diary of a Field shows the stages of development of canola plants from seeding to harvest.