1. Plants need inputs to grow
2. Growing plants without soil
Week 3 - The environment has an effect on all living things
Week 4 - Chemical and Physical reactions
Week 5 - Introduction to Light
6. Energy
7. Growing Peas
8. Heat and Energy
9. Corn

6.1 Compare & Contrast


To observe new developments with our plants.

Big Idea

Energy transforms to several different forms.



  • Chemical Bond: The connection between atoms or molecules that allows the formation of chemical compounds.
  • Cellular Respiration: The process of releasing the energy is chemical bonds of food that provides energy for life.
  • Compare: Examine two materials and looking for similarities.
  • Contrast: Examine two materials looking for differences.
  • Cotyledon: part of the embryo in the seed of a plant. Upon germinating, the cotyledon  becomes the first leaves.
  • Electricity: A form of energy created when a group of electrons move together in the same direction.
  • Electron: a particle that makes up atoms and has a negative charge. It is the smallest of the three particles that make up atoms.
  • Force: A push or pull on an object that that happens when two objects interact.
  • Gravity: The force that causes objects to fall towards the Earth.
  • Harvest: To gather crops.
  • Joules: A unit of energy that shows amount of force.
  • Kilograms: A gram is a unit of measurement that shows mass. A kilogram is equal to 1,000 grams.
  • Kinetic Energy: The energy of an object due to its motion.
  • Mass: The amount of matter an object has. Measured in grams.
  • Meters: a unit of measurement that shows length.
  • Neutron: A particle that makes up atoms and has no charge. Neutrons are found in the atom’s nucleus.
  • Potential Energy: The energy that an object has stored due to its position in reference to the ground.
  • Proton: A particle that makes up atoms and has a positive charge. Protons are found in the atom’s nucleus.
  • Transplantation: The process of moving a plant and replanting it in a new location.
  • Velocity: The movement of an object that takes into account it’s speed and direction.