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.
K - 5th Science 40 Views 513 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
2nd Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
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.
2nd - 5th Science 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Plants Scavenger Hunt Activity
The hunt is on! Provide young botanists with a list of eighteen plant-related questions and let them loose as they search for answers on corresponding fact cards. Perform this activity in the classroom or use it as an opportunity to take the kids outside.
3rd - 8th Science 57 Views 45 Downloads
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.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 60 Downloads
Take Me on a Plant Tour
Students identify plant's roots, stems, leaves, flowers, describe functions of different parts of a plant, discuss basic needs plants have, identify chlorophyll, and analyze a variety of foods to determine what part of a plant they are.
1st - 3rd Science 9 Views 132 Downloads
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.
K - 4th Science 65 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
K - 3rd Science 105 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Treatment Plants
Young scientists explore nature's water treatment plants in this simple science demonstration. By placing a stalk of celery in a cup of water mixed with food coloring, children are able to observe how plants absorb nutrients and contaminants from water, helping to remove harmful impurities.
1st - 6th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
K - 3rd Science 59 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable