2-LS2-1: Environmental Plant Needs 

Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to testing one variable at a time.


The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.




Plant growth
Plant needs
 - Sunlight (light / dark)
 - Water (water / no water)
Cause and Effect


Learning Plans


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