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Innovate Lesson Plan (Grades 3-5)

This Resource is part of the Innovate Program

Designed for: Grades K-5
For use by: Students, Teachers.
Learning Styles: Interactive (hands-on), Classroom based
Resource Type: Lesson Plan

One of three lesson plans in our Innovate Program about Plant Breeding and Gene Editing.

Using NGSS Standard 3-LS3-2, this Lesson is designed for grades 3, 4 and 5. Students will use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.


  • Students will investigate environmental factors that influence plant traits.
  • Students will define gene editing and how it plays a role in farming technology.
Plant Breeding Grade 3-5 Lesson