Plant Stems Teacher Resources
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Plant Part Exploration: Stems
Explore water transport in plant stems using this fun experiment! Your scientists will start by reading Stems by Vijaya Bodach. Then, activate prior knowledge about plant stem functions and water transportation. Demonstrate this concept through an experiment with food coloring. Submerge various items (some are listed) in jars with colored water. Make predictions, observe what happened the next day, and analyze the data!
Students work together to discover the path water follows in plants. They create multicolored flowers. They label each part of the plant and note their function.
Plant Parts We Eat
I bet the kids in your class will love to eat their vegetables after an engaging lesson about edible plants. They read information about vegetables and edible plants, sort vocabulary words, identify plant parts, measure and graph the weight of several vegetables, plus so much more. The lesson is well integrated, thematic, and includes Common Core standards. Now that's tasty!
Letting Off Steam
Learners examine the concept of transpiration. They work together to complete an experiment in which they see water loss in plants. They record their observations and discuss their conclusions.
The Amazing Antigravity Stem
Second graders investigate how the stem of the plant carries water and minerals upwards from the roots to other parts of the plant. They observe what happens after a flower is placed in dyed water. They word process their observations about plant stems.
Plants In Space
In this biology worksheet, students grow corn plants in growth pouches as the control group in an experiment on plant growth in microgravity. Then they analyze any differences that occur between Earth-grown and space-grown corn plants.
Learners identify parts of a plant. In this life science lesson, student groups locate the leaves and fruits on vegetables, then find the roots. Lesson includes extension activities and background teacher information.
Monster Plants Storia Teaching Guide
Who wouldn't want to read a book about monster plants? Get those kids into informational texts with an engaging topic, like meat eating plants! You'll use the teaching guide to provide structured practice as your class reads to comprehend. They'll make predictions, preview vocabulary, define cause and effect, and engage in small and full group discussions. Everything needed for instruction is included in this well-constructed resource.
Leaves of Three
Now here is a really helpful lesson that incorporates plant parts and the all-so-important identification of poison ivy. First graders examine all the parts common to plants; stems, roots, leaves, and flowers. They then turn their attention to one plant with a poisonous touch. They read a very cute story about a pig who outsmarted a wolf using poison ivy, look at several pictures of the ivy in various environments, and then discuss why poison ivy makes you itch. The lesson culminates with a summative assessment where the class draws, writes, and labels mini-posters warning others about the poisonous plant.
First graders observe and describe plants as they grow from seeds.
Investigating the Effect of Minerals on Plant Growth
How do different minerals affect the growth of plants? Budding botanists find out in a multi-week experiment that has them using solutions with specific mineral deficiencies. While there is a lot of preparation for the investigation, learners will come away with a solid understanding of the importance of a variety of minerals in organism growth. The procedure is clear and straightforward, but you may want to add more analysis questions or do a full lab write up, as there are only four questions on the worksheet.
Plant Kingdom Review Guide
For this plant kingdom worksheet, students answer 32 questions about the structures of plants including the xylem, phloem and types of plants. Students compare angiosperms to gymnosperms.
Planting Rabbit King’s Carrot
Even pirates know not to steal stuff you can make yourself! Read The Pirate's Parrot Stole the King's Carrot to engage your class. Then, plant carrots with your class. If this isn't possible with your kiddos, consider cutting out paper pots and seeds and having them plant a seed on paper.
New! Do Plants Need Light?
Turn your classroom into a greenhouse with a lesson on plant growth. First, investigate the different parts of seeds, identifying the seed coat, cotyledon, and embryo. Then plant the seeds and watch them grow! Measure the new plants every couple of days to document their growth, moving some into a dark corner of the room to demonstrate their dependence on light. To ensure student success, model each step before allowing your young scientists to proceed with the experiment. Though somewhat time consuming, a great deal can be learned about plant life, as well as how to record and analyze scientific data.
New! Plant or Animal?
Teach your class about the necessities of life using the book Tillena Lou's Day in the Sun. After a teacher-read-aloud, students make puppets depicting different plants and animals from the story and illustrating the habitat in which they live. The puppets are shared with the class and facilitate a discussion about the similarities and differences between plants and animals. The lesson plan calls for a two-column chart to record ideas from the discussion, but consider using a Venn diagram to better highlight comparisons. As an extension, take a nature walk with your class and have them record different plants and animals they observe.
New! Needs of Plants
What better way to learn about plant life than by creating a garden? Young botanists explore radishes before planting seeds and watching them grow, recording their observations over the course of three or four weeks. As a whole class, perform an experiment to determine the importance of water, sunlight, and nutrients by attempting to grow radish seeds in four different environments. For older students, use this lesson to practice measuring length and making graphs to display data. As an extension, plant other types of seeds and make comparisons between the difference plants and their growth.
The Mysterious Plant Caper
Students investigate the basic parts of plant and that plants are living things which require water, air, light and nutrients for survival. They do this through a series of scientific experiements and multi-curricular hands-on activities.
Plants: Surprising Stems
Third graders investigate the parts of plants and how they survive. In this life systems lesson, 3rd graders investigate several aspects of how plants live, including how they get food and the amount of light they need. Students also investigate how to tell the age of a tree.
High schoolers conduct various experiments to investigate plant transpiration. In this biology instructional activity, students explain how this process helps maintain the hydrologic cycle. They measure the rate of water loss in plants using a potometer.
Plant Parts and their Function
Discover why plants are important to our world. View plant parts and categorize them as stems or buds. Students do a cut and paste of pictures of plants into correct categories. Students also plant a carrot top,and record the growth and changes each week.