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Plant Cell Crime Scene

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Use science to solve the mystery of the Poplar murder. Pupils use forensic botany to determine if a suspect could be the killer. By analyzing images from a Transmission Electron Microscope, learners determine if the material found on the...
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Flowers to Dye For

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners observe biology by completing a plant experiment in class. For this botany lesson, students discuss the anatomy related to a plant and how roots and stems are necessary to its survival. Learners utilize food coloring and examine...
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Botanical Bookmarks

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students increase their comprehension of botany as they collect, identify, and classify various leaves. They observe that each leaf has its own unique color, texture, design, and pattern. Students create a pressed-leaf bookmark,...
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Plant Part Exploration: Stems

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
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...
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A Hidden Beauty

For Teachers K - 2nd
Expose the beautiful mystery of bulbs as young botanists learn all about these fascinating plants. They glean information from a short text before observing actual bulbs (consider an onion), and comparing their findings with predictions....
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Collaborative Lab Experiments

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Life science teams experiment by placing sprigs of Elodea into a sodium bicarbonate solution and counting the oxygen bubbles produced. Data is recorded and graphed on a Google spreadsheet, making this not just a instructional activity in...
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Seed Transport

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore botany by completing KWL worksheets. In this seed transportation lesson plan, students define a list of vocabulary terms associated with botany and seedlings before completing worksheets based on assigned text. Students...
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Home-Made Chia Pets

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners explore plant life by creating a plant art project. In this botany lesson, students utilize a pine cone and oat seeds to create the beginnings of a Chia Pet style plant. Learners water their plants daily in class and observe...
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Design a Colonial Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore botany by completing an art design activity in class. In this gardening history lesson, students identify the plants and crops utilized in the Colonial era for both food and medicine. Learners utilize geometry to create...
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Power to the Peanut

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars locate information about the life and research of African American botanist George Washington Carver. They identify how Carver's knowledge of botany contributed to improvement of farming practices and introduction of new...
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Dirt Babies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Dirt babies are an excellent way to show young botanists the plant life cycle. They explore the functions and industry behind grasses before growing some of their own. Use the informational text here and consider implementing some...
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Botany: What are the types of rice?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the different types of rice. In this botany instructional activity, students match characteristics of rice with its variety.
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Learning the Parts of a Plant

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover the anatomy of a plant by labeling a picture.  In this botany lesson, 1st graders examine and dissect several real plants in class and define their different parts.  Students utilize the Internet to view...
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Ho'opiha - Growing in Knowledge: Terrarium Project

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore environmental protection by conducting a research experiment in class. In this botany lesson, students identify the necessities for growing a plant indoors and create a small terrarium for their plant. Students observe...
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Agriculture and Fishery Arts: Plant Production, First Year

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore plant life and botany by growing their own crops. In this agriculture lesson, students identify the importance of soil and which plants grow best during specific seasons. Students utilize the appropriate tools and grow...
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The Great Seed Rescue

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore biology by participating in a seed saving activity. In this botany instructional activity, students identify the importance of seeds in the reproduction of food and utilize push pins and jars to collect real seeds....
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Why Buy Dirt?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore plant life by participating in a soil analysis activity. In this botany lesson, students identify the types of nutrients and minerals found in specific soils which can allow plants to grow their best. Students utilize...
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How to Grow a Sunflower Plant

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore botany by conducting a sunflower growth experiment. In this plant life lesson, students identify the anatomy of a sunflower plant and the essential nutrients it requires to grow. Students utilize compost, soil, garden...
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A Rain Garden Year

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Pupils become plants in an interpretive play that depicts what happens throughout the seasons in a rain garden. As you narrate, learners bloom, flower, and go to seed accordingly. The activity is first in a series of lessons written for...
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Allelopathy Experiments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how allelopathy works in plants. In this botany lesson, students explain how this phenomenon affect other organisms. They read and analyze an article about allelopathy and discuss its flaws.
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For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students identify the different types of mushrooms. In this biology lesson, students explore different mushroom experiments they can do at home. They discuss ways to extend sliced mushrooms' shelf life.
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The Way a Tree Works

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore nature by conducting botany experiments. For this plant life lesson, students define the necessary resources for a plant to thrive on our planet while defining scientific vocabulary terms. Students utilize different...
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Look at Those Seeds Grow!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore plant science by participating in a botany activity. In this seed growth lesson, students identify the necessary elements to ensure a plant grows well and prepare seeds for planting. Students plant their soaked seeds in...
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What Parts Are There to a Plant?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore botany by completing plant science worksheets. In this plant anatomy lesson, students examine real vegetables in class using magnifying glasses. Students identify the plants anatomy and complete worksheets discussing...

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