Plant Physiology Teacher Resources

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Using educational software, learners use a graphic organizer to compare the life cycles of plants and animals. This lesson plan is supposed to be completed in conjunction with a unit on the topic. It calls for the use of Kidspiration, but another software program could be substituted.
Young scientists view videos to watch the changes through the life cycle of a plant. Then they will germinate seeds on a sock and in a plastic bag. Finally, they answer questions about the sequence of plant growth and record changes in local plants and make an original garden.
Research plant life cycles using a variety of materials. Researchers will visit four stations set up with books, digitized version of books, and software offering text-to-speech support. They will then answer two plant life cycle questions posted on the board and write their responses on Post-it notes. Finally, they mark evidence in the text to support their answers, and then gather as a group to share.
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young scientists germinate and grow seeds in order to learn about plant life and understand why the Mohicans chose to grow these plants alongside one another. Use this cross-curricular science and social studies lesson to provide a rich context for studying plant life and its importance to Native American culture.
Students examine the life cycle of plants. In this plants activity, students identify the various stages of plants and their parts. Students compare the life cycle of a plant with that of an animal. Activities suggested can be modified for a wide developmental range of students.
A charming and colorful presentation of life cycles of plants and animals. Here, youngsters view slides that have photos and drawings of a variety of life forms. There is also text about each particular life form is clearly laid out. Very nice.
Students look at plants under a microscope, go to a local farm, draw pictures, and more to do with sequencing life cycles of plants. In this plants lesson plan, students observe plant and fruit seeds.
All living things grow and change throughout their lives, but few as dramatically as the monarch butterfly. Explore the interesting life cycle of this insect as children collect caterpillars, create habitats, and observe the incredible metamorphosis that follows. Keep daily observation journals, recording changes and making predictions about what will happen next. Establish cross-curricular connections by measuring and graphing the growth of the caterpillars before they become chrysalises. A great activity that provides an up-close-and-personal look into the life of these beautiful insects.
Using computers, Students work in small groups and progress through the roles of Explorer, Researcher, Designer, and Evaluator as they study the life cycle of plants, insects, butterflies and frogs.
Butterflies are fascinating! Their development is an intriguing example of natural life cycles. Read a book about butterflies to your learners (several are recommended), and focus on the term life cycle as you explain stages animals go through. Learners can act out the butterfly's life cycle, and create a book illustrating the various stages. This is not included, but you could create or find a template. Pair with further insect research or a trip to a preserve!
Perhaps you don't use plant-related apps in the classroom because you haven't botany (bought any)! Here is one that you may want to purchase. Elementary green thumbs explore the stages in the plant life cycle as well as some of the processes that allow them to proceed. 
Second graders investigate the life cycles of different living organisms and make important connections regarding the organisms' classification, physical traits, environments, and sources of food and shelter. In this life cycle lesson, 2nd graders participate in the Canal Critters Scavenger Hunt and search for animals native to the area using clues.  Students develop conclusions through kinesthetic learning. Students then participate in the Eco-Active boat ride.
First graders access prior knowledge about pumpkins and read the story Pumpkin, Pumpkin. They will sequence the life cycle of the pumpkin through the use of picture cards and then sing a song about the life cycle of the pumpkin and plant seeds. In the end, they should be able to recognize patterns in nature.
Second graders extend their knowledge of life cycles to other animals. They demonstrate their understanding that at the beginning of an animal's life cycle, some young animals represent the adult while others do not. They will participate in a variety of investigations to support their learning.
Students cut out the stages of the life cycle of a bean plant, put them in the right order, and make a book out of it. In this bean plant lesson plan, students also color beans on a worksheet and write descriptions.
Fourth graders complete various activities related to the plant life cycle. They read the book "The Tiny Seed," read and discuss the poem "Five Little Seeds," complete a "Plantenstein Mystery" and other online activities, write and illustrate a plant life cycle comic strip, take a field trip to a wildlife refuge, and dissect beans and seeds.
Curb spring fever by bringing some of the great outdoors into your classroom with plant life cycle activities.
Students investigate life cycle of plants. In this parts of a flower lesson, students discover pollination, seed dispersal and germination. Students review the needs of plants and dissect a plant to identify its parts. Students watch videos and and do interactive activities online.
Fourth graders explore the plant life cycle. They discuss the sequence of events in the life cycle of the plant and illustrate how the life cycle never ends. Students explore the importance of water, sunlight, and nutrients during the life cycle of the plant.
Students follow the growth of a pumpkin from seeds to plant to roasted seeds. In this pumpkin lesson, students read about, sing about and then plant pumpkin seeds to understand the life cycle of the pumpkin.