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

Day 1 – Intro to composition of matter


This week you will learn about the composition of matter by reviewing information related to chemical and physical reactions. You will explore a sample chemical reaction the produces carbon dioxide. You will begin to explore the role carbon dioxide plays in the growth of plants.

Big Idea

All of the energy and inputs we put into plants go into our bodies.



In your science journal, starting at the back page and working backwards, record your vocabulary terms to create a glossary. Lets start with these terms!

  • Agriculture: the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products.
  • Carbon dioxide: a compound with 2 carbon molecules and 1 oxygen molecule.
  • Chemical change: reactions in which molecular change takes place.
  • Physical change: changes in shape, size or state of matter that do not change molecular structure.
  • Ramen: a Japanese noodle soup that usually contains noodles and some combination of vegetables and proteins cooked in broth.