Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
Sunflower Teacher Resources
Find Sunflower educational ideas and activities
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. While there are many standards listed for language arts, the main focus of this lesson is on science.
Third graders plant flowers and discuss Earth Day. In this flowers and Earth Day lesson, 3rd graders learn the history of Earth Day. They plant sunflower and popcorn seeds, determine what producers and consumers are, and determine what types of companies are involved in distributing the products.
Add a little texture to your next art project with an activity inspired by Van Gogh's Sunflowers. The art project is collage-based and uses ripped paper and glue to create highly textural versions of Van Gogh's famous painting. A materials list, tips, and full instructions are included. Tip: The project is perfect when you have a little extra time in class or during after school program.
First graders, after assessing how plants grow in relation to light, create models of sunflowers within a game to help them remember their science lesson. In addition, their visual models serve as a demonstration of photo tropism in sunflowers. They also plant sunflower seeds in containers to observe their growth.
Simulate a random sampling of data by tearing 20 sheets of paper into slips and place a number on 10 and a letter on 10. They place the slips in two separate containers and randomly draw a number and a letter. They record their selections and count a population of sunflower plants from a grid that corresponds to the number-letter combination. They repeat this process until they've counted 10 different grid segments. This is their random sample.