Botany Teacher Resources
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Leaf Margins Worksheet
Diagrams of eighteen leaves array this assignment. Beginning botanists name the type of margin for each leaf. Terms such as toothed, lobed, or entire are not listed, so you may want to provide them on your classroom whiteboard. Another use for the handout would be to give it as an assessment.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Growing a Native American "Three Sisters" Garden
Students explore plant life by creating their own gardens in class. In this food growing instructional activity, students discuss the types of gardening methods Native Americans used in order to keep healthy. Students plant corn seeds in their school garden and observe the growth process over the coming months.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads
A Planting We Will Go
Even the youngest kids can make scientific comparisons using collected data. They read The Tiny Seed, then discuss the essential nutrients and elements needed for a seed to grow into a blooming plant. They plant seeds and track their growth using a sting, create paper plant, and label it.
K - 2nd Language Arts 13 Views 40 Downloads
Dirt babies are an excellent way to show young botanists the plant life cycle. They explore the functions and industry behind grasses before growing some of their own. Use the informational text here and consider implementing some reading comprehension skills.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 33 Downloads
Touch and Feel: Plant Adaptations
Leaves are an excellent (and easily attainable) way to demonstrate natural adaptation. Young botanists go over leaf vocabulary (provided) before pulling leaves out of a bag. They group themselves by matching with others who chose the same leaf and record observations on index cards.
2nd - 6th Science 8 Views 21 Downloads
The Parts of a Plant
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.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 28 Downloads
Life Cycle of Brassica Plants: Planting Seeds
Learners explore botany by participating in a calendar class activity. In this plant observation lesson, 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.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 23 Downloads
How Does Your Garden Grow?
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.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Succession in the Classroom
Students investigate their environment by growing plants in class. In this botany lesson, students discuss the lifespan of plants and animals and how they must be cared for continuously over time. Students grow a plant in class and document its life using a digital camera.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Creating a Plant Cell Journal
Students discover the anatomy of a plant by illustrating plant cells. In this botany instructional activity, students research information about plant cells and draw pictures of cells in a plant journal. Students organize their notes into an outline and create a cover for their journal.
1st - 5th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
What is the Function of Each Seed Part in the Growth of a Plant
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.
6th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students investigate seeds and plant life by creating a germination chamber. In this botany activity, students investigate the relationship between flowers and the fruit they produce while examining the structure of the flower. Students read a list of vocabulary terms related to plant life and set up a germination chamber in their classroom.
2nd - 7th Science 5 Views 35 Downloads
Flowers and Pollination
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.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 81 Downloads
The Way a Tree Works
Students explore nature by conducting botany experiments. In this plant life activity, students define the necessary resources for a plant to thrive on our planet while defining scientific vocabulary terms. Students utilize different plant parts, chemicals and jars to practice growing plants in class, recording their observations with each set of circumstances.
1st - 2nd Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Making a Soil Separator
Pupils investigate botany by creating a soil separating device. In this plant life lesson, students identify the needs of plants and how important the right soil is in the growing process. Pupils define different soil types and create a soil separator in their classroom using hammers, plywood and soil samples.
1st - 5th Science 9 Views 91 Downloads
Middle schoolers explore botany by conducting an investigation in class. In this seeds lesson, students utilize lima bean seeds and magnifying glasses to examine the different parts of a seed after it has been dissected. Middle schoolers compare germinated seeds and fresh seeds and utilize a SMART notebook to record their observations.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads