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- Lynn C., Teacher
- Wakefield, RI
Botany Teacher Resources
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Students explore Earth science by participating in a gardening activity. In this botany lesson, students discuss a group of non-native plants that would grow well in a school garden. Students complete a plant science graphic organizer and create a gardening landscape design for their campus.
Second graders explore plant life by participating in a germination activity. In this botany instructional activity, 2nd graders read several books about seed germination including Sunflower House and Tiny Seed. Students identify the necessary elements for all living organisms and participate in a seed growing activity.
Students explore agriculture by participating in a plant growth activity. In this botany instructional activity, students discuss what types of plants grow in their local environment and what the plants need to survive. Students read assigned text about agriculture and plant seeds which they observe over several weeks.
Students examine biology by participating in a plant identification activity. In this botany lesson, students identify the local wildlife in Alaska and utilize magnifying lenses to examine them. Students practice classifying the plant species while writing about them in a science journal.
Third graders investigate botany by completing a science worksheet. In this plant anatomy lesson plan, 3rd graders examine a live plant in class using a magnifying glass in order to identify specific parts. Students complete a plant part worksheet and recreate their plant using a paint program on their computers.
Fourth graders explore botany by viewing videos and diagrams. In this plant anatomy lesson, 4th graders review botany related vocabulary terms and the functions of specific plant parts. Students view a clip from the Internet about plants and complete a graphic organizer in class.
Students explore botany by participating in a calendar class activity. In this plant observation lesson plan, students examine a diagram of a Brassica plant and identify its anatomy before planting their own seeds and viewing the changes over the course of several weeks. Students utilize worksheets to record their observations and define a list of botany related vocabulary terms.
Students discover gardening by documenting plants grown on school grounds. In this botany lesson, students utilize digital cameras to capture images of plants on photo hikes which are turned into a slide show. Students plant a garden on school grounds and record their observations in a science journal.
Sixth graders investigate the parts of a seed by using a digital camera. In this botany lesson, 6th graders plant their own seeds in class and demonstrate the necessary attributes for growing a plant. Students utilize a camera to record the growth and discuss each step of the plant from seed to fully grown.
Students explore the environment by researching plant reproduction. For this pollination lesson, students define botany related vocabulary terms such as disc flower, petal and fertilization. Students dissect a flower with their classmates and identify the plant anatomy as they do so.