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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 79 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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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 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 141 Views 108 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 70 Views 55 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 38 Views 31 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 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 57 Views 40 Downloads
Do Plants Need Light?
Turn your classroom into a greenhouse with a instructional activity 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!
K - 4th Science 86 Views 53 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 51 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 68 Views 530 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Square Foot Fall Garden
First graders learn the basic needs of plants and identify geometric shapes while planting a fall garden. Combining math and science in one lesson, the resource guides kids through starting their class garden as they discover the benefits of gardening and healthy eating.
1st Math 7 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Bee Pollen Popular
The world would be a much different place without the help of pollinators. Read about the important role bats, hummingbirds, and various insects play in plant reproduction, exploring the interdependence of living things in an ecosystem. Learn about the interesting social structure of beehives, each with a single queen, thousands of worker bees, and honeycombs full of babies.
1st - 4th Language Arts 62 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review Plant Parts Salad
How are vegetables beneficial to a healthy diet? Have kids examine different types of vegetables, such as zucchini, broccoli, and carrots, and determine which parts of the plant they represent. Then, they taste the vegetables as a class. Yum!
1st Health 10 Views 5 Downloads
What's Is Soil Made Of?
It's time to roll up those sleeves and get a little dirty in the second activity of this series on the science of food. Investigate where plants and animals get the minerals they need to live in this two-part exploration of soil. First, learners look carefully at soil samples, recording their observations and identifying the different materials they find.
K - 5th Science 109 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Rotting Away
What happens at the end of a plant's life cycle? Show kids the natural way that plants show that they're decomposing, as well as the importance of compost, with a lesson about living organisms. After reading Log Cabin by Anne Schreiber, they work on a coloring worksheet and identify the organisms mentioned in the book.
2nd Science 3 Views 1 Download
New Review Let's Do an Experiment!
Exactly what do plants need to survive? Young scientists explore this question by taking three plants and placing them in different environments, monitoring their development over the course of two weeks with the help of this simple lab sheet.
2nd - 5th Science 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What does a seed need to grow into a plant? What is inside a seed? In a fun and engaging lesson, young scientists learn all about what it takes for a seed to become a plant as they listen to a story, examine the inside of a germinated seed, watch their own seeds sprout, and draw the steps of a seed's growth.
K - 1st Language Arts 44 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Which Plant Is Which?
Learn about dichotomous keys, plant identification, and how to care for the planet with a lesson that includes several hands-on and innovative activities. Kids go on a plant scavenger hunt and classify the plants that they find before researching one specific plant, and designing a Most Wanted poster for it.
5th Science 15 Views 10 Downloads
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 97 Views 421 Downloads