Tropisms and Turgor Pressure Activities for Middle School Science

The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of tropisms and turgor pressure. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.

The Tropisms and Turgor Pressure 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Tropisms and Turgor Pressure Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.


The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.


After completing the Tropisms and Turgor Pressure 5E Lesson, students will be able to identify the four types of tropisms, how turgor pressure affects plants, and the ways plants respond to stimuli. 


Distance-Learning Ready

The Tropisms and Turgor Pressure Inquiry Lab is a hands-on activity that is differentiated for advanced, on-level, and modified middle school students.


Students will illustrate and analyze the force of turgor pressure.


The Tropisms and Turgor Pressure Inquiry Lab includes a brief reading passage, comprehension checks, hands-on activities, reflection questions, and a CER conclusion.


Distance-Learning Ready


Year-Round Resources


These year-round activities will increase your students' understanding of many middle school science topics. All of these activities are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.

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These middle school science bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start off each science class with an interesting warm-up activity.

Each game board has been carefully designed to keep students engaged. There are 10 different action spaces on each board and dozens of question cards. All of the actions are related to science concepts and keep the students motivated throughout the game.

Each game is ready to play. Simply print out the board and the cards and let the students enjoy reviewing nine different units.


Essential Questions and Standards

Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the tropisms and turgor pressure unit. This topic is only one of more than 100 middle school science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.

Essential Questions
  • In what ways do plants respond to stimuli?
  • What are four different types of tropisms?
  • How does turgor pressure affect a plant?
Standards
  • MS LS1-5 - Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms
  • TEKS Science 7.7 B - Demonstrate and illustrate forces that affect motion in organisms such as emergence of seedlings, turgor pressure, geotropism, and circulation of blood
  • TEKS Science 7.13 A - Investigate how organisms respond to external stimuli found in the environment such as phototropism and fight or flight
  • TEKS Science 7.13 B - describe and relate responses in organisms that may result from internal stimuli such as wilting in plants and fever or vomiting in animals that allow them to maintain balance

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