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Learners explore plant life by participating in a soil experiment. In this botany lesson, students identify the importance of good soil in the creation of plants and discuss their own native soils. Learners utilize plastic cups, a beaker, water and stopwatch to conduct a soil purity test in class.
Students explore plant life by participating in a soil analysis activity. For this botany lesson, students identify the types of nutrients and minerals found in specific soils which can allow plants to grow their best. Students utilize soil, distilled water, a soil test kit and a periodic table to identify the elements within different soil samples.
First graders explore biology by identifying plant anatomy in class. In this botany activity, 1st graders read the book The Little Red Hen and identify the methods used in order to grow successful plants. Students discuss other ways people utilize plants besides food production.
Second graders explore botany by viewing video clips in class. In this seed growth lesson, 2nd graders identify the types of seeds that grow specific plants and what the optimal conditions are for growing seeds. Students view a video clip discussing how corn kernels are turned into popcorn.
Students explore botany by conducting a sunflower growth experiment. In this plant life lesson, students identify the anatomy of a sunflower plant and the essential nutrients it requires to grow. Students utilize compost, soil, garden spades and water to plant their own sunflower seeds which they observe in the school yard.
Students explore plant biology by participating in field trip activities. In this botany lesson, students identify the term "lichen" and discuss where lichens can be found as they explore a nature area on their class field trip. Students identify the different lichens they find, where they are found and even collect a few to examine in class.
Students explore botany by conducting field research outside of class. For this plant species lesson, students examine a nearby park or beach in which they can dig and search for plants they aren't familiar with. Students collect many leaf samples from nature and examine which plant they came from when they return to class.
Students explore botany by researching plants in class. For this tree identification lesson, students examine a group of leaves and list the different characteristics before guessing what types of trees they came from. Students read about plant science and answer leaf changing study questions.
Students explore plant science by participating in a botany activity. In this seed growth lesson plan, students identify the necessary elements to ensure a plant grows well and prepare seeds for planting. Students plant their soaked seeds in cups and observe their growth over several weeks.
Students explore botany by completing plant science worksheets. In this plant anatomy lesson, students examine real vegetables in class using magnifying glasses. Students identify the plants anatomy and complete worksheets discussing vegetables.
Students explore Earth science by graphing data on a spreadsheet. In this botany lesson, students discuss the elements needed for a plant to grow and observe plants they grow outside their classroom. Students create a spreadsheet which documents their plant growth and later is used to create a graph on the computer.
Students explore Earth science by participating in a measurement activity. In this botany lesson, students identify the germination process and plant their own seeds in class. Students record the amount of seeds that germinate properly and how long they take. They then create a graph using a spreadsheet program.
Students complete several plant life activities. In this botany lesson, students practice painting images that resemble plants they are familiar with as well as planting seeds outside of class. Students participate in a dramatic role-play in which they pretend to own a plant selling business.
Sixth graders analyze mathematics by participating in a botany activity. In this holly lesson, 6th graders identify if all holly leaves have the same amount of prickles by conducting a math survey. Students analyze many leaves and collect data in order to find an average number of prickles per leaf.
Pupils observe biology by completing a plant experiment in class. For this botany lesson, students discuss the anatomy related to a plant and how roots and stems are necessary to its survival. Pupils utilize food coloring and examine the stem of a stalk of celery in class.
Students explore Earth science by completing a plant art project. In this botany lesson plan, students utilize tights and soil to create a furry, grassy puppet style animal from cress seeds. Students cut off the excess cress after several weeks and utilize it in a food or decoration.
Students go on a nature hike and observe the different plants along their route. Various plants are circled with hula hoops and identified with flash cards. Older students write in their journals about their hiking experience while the younger ones draw representative pictures.
Students investigate plant life by studying pumpkins.  In this botany lesson, students define the exact needs of pumpkins and all plants by viewing a presentation.  Students examine the photographs in the presentation to look for clues for growing plants.
Students explore botany by defining the anatomy of a tree. In this environmental exploration lesson, students research plant vocabulary terms and discuss the uses of each word. Students create a "human" tree by role-playing as one of the many pieces of a tree's anatomy and laying down in class amongst the other students.
Students explore plant life by reading books about gardening. In this botany lesson, students read the books From Seed to Plant and Oh Say Can You Seed? while identifying the necessary elements to raising a healthy plant. Students view PowerPoint presentations in class about gardening.

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