Plant Monitoring Station Robot Unit

Plant Monitoring Station Robot Unit

Plant Monitoring Station Robot Unit



Teach life science concepts alongside math, data collection and coding with the Plant Monitoring Unit, which is a long term investigation project for 4th & 5th graders.

Objective: Students will build a robotic plant monitoring station combining coding and life science!

Each Lesson includes the following elements:

  • Background information & resource links (some to share with students & some for teachers)
  • Introductory questions & information to share with the students
  • Step-by-step procedure for the project
  • Student handouts, charts, worksheets
  • Closure exercises
  • Assessment questions
  • Extension

Time Requirement: 6-8 week long term investigation


  • The Lesson uses Scratch, a beginner drag-and-drop programming language developed at MIT. It is perfect for beginners, and no prior experience is expected or required.

Recommended Grades: 4-5

Main Audience: Classroom

Self-Paced? No

What’s included:

This unit comes in the form of a one-time downloadable PDF with a license for 1 classroom. If you are interested in using this unit school-wide or district-wide, please contact us for that pricing at DexterEd (at)

What else will I need that does not come with this curriculum?

For purchases of 5 or more robots, please see our GrovePi Classroom Kit.



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