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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.
K - 3rd Science 20 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 63 Views 527 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 35 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 75 Views 50 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 133 Views 105 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Needs of Plants
What better way to learn about plant life than by creating a class garden? Young botanists start with a brief discussion about radishes before planting seeds and watching them grow. To determine the importance of water, sunlight, and nutrients the class attempts to grow radish seeds in four different environments, recording observations over the course of three or four weeks as they try to identify the needs of plants.
K - 3rd Math 71 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Growing Bean Plants
Plant growth experiments offer rich, cross-curricular learning opportunities that can really excite and engage young learners. In this series, children work in pairs planting, measuring, and comparing the height of bean plants in order to practice their measurement and basic arithmetic skills.
K - 2nd Math 38 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 2 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 69 Views 55 Downloads
The Sunflower Story
Young botanists discover what plants need to grow by listening to a story about a sunflower. The story is embedded in the plan, along with an excellent blackline master that is used to guide seven small groups of learners through their activities as the story is being read to them.
3rd - 5th Science 29 Views 141 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Man Who Planted Trees
Grow an understanding of short story with a well-sequenced plan built around an Academy Award-winning short film. Class members explore the elements of an effective short story, and practice writing their own. They also watch the short film (about 30 minutes long) and read the accompanying transcript.
9th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Plant Parts We Eat
I bet the kids in your class will love to eat their vegetables after an engaging lesson plan 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.
K - 2nd Language Arts 115 Views 293 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Adopt-A-Plant
Note the way that plants change during the season by adopting a plant on your school campus. After your class chooses their plant, they research the plant's needs, how it differs from other plants, find ways to support their plant's growth, and record the ways the plant changes over the school year.
2nd Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Plant Parts You Eat
Plants provide a variety of delicious foods essential for human survival. In the fourth lesson of this series on food science, young scientists investigate common fruits, vegetables, and grains in order to determine which plant part is represented by each.
K - 5th Science 51 Views 36 Downloads
Fast Growing Plants
Negative exponents can be tricky, but this resource makes a mathematical conundrum an easier concept to grasp by relating the concept of exponents to the amount of time a plant has been owned. Fifth, sixth, and seventh graders will enjoy this work page with its structured questioning that leads learners to the next answer.
5th - 8th Math 20 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
3rd Science 92 Views 416 Downloads
If you teach basic botany or a landscape design course, this presentation is practically perfect. Begin with classification and nomenclature methods and move into the characteristics of leaves that make plant identification possible: leaf type, arrangement, venation, shape, and margin.
9th - Higher Ed Science 59 Views 73 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Plant Life Cycles
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.
K - 5th Science 153 Views 691 Downloads
The Plant Life Cycle
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.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 75 Views 1020 Downloads