A FIRST STEP Inquiry Lesson
by scientists Dr. Charles Mackown and teachers Julie Sinn
and Joe Green of USDA/ARS/SPA LABS - El Reno, Oklahoma


National Standards:

State Standards:

  • Student describes and compares the life cycle of a plant
  • Student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations
  • Student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions
  • Students analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanation from direct and indirect evidence
Degree of Inquiry: Initial/Preliminary