Science Sequencing Learning Activity

This science lesson could be great for students in younger grades (K-1) to discuss things that grow! The goal is to help students understand the process of growth, and the order in which growth occurs. Students will see the three images below in the order that they are presented here. The students will then be required to order the images, telling the teacher as a class which image comes first in the growth process, which comes second, and which comes third. The teacher then will reorder the images so that they are in the correct growth order (seed, sprout, flower).

Ideally, this learning activity would be paired with giving students the chance to grow their own flower or plant, so that they would be able to see the way in which their growth looked compared to the images they sequenced as a class: they could ask themselves, where in the growth process is my flower – am I in stage 1, stage 2, or stage 3?

This activity, while integral in understanding growth as a process, is also a great opportunity for the students to practice sequencing, which is a reading comprehension skill. The integration of a literacy skill within a science lesson, will help to create a cohesive learning environment.

Image Sources:

Seed Image / Found via pixabay with author niebieskibanan

Sprout Image / Found via pixabay with author Tuan86

Flower Image / Found on Google Image search

Featured Image / Found via pixabay with author stux

2 Replies to “Science Sequencing Learning Activity”

  1. A thoughtful lesson idea – well described with detail. What I like most is that instead of simply teaching a sequence. You are inviting student to create a sequence. A much more active learning approach. Good choice of featured image – it demonstrates blooming sequence in one image

  2. I really liked the featured image! it gave a clear idea of what the lesson would be about and the students could use it to model their activity for.

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