History of Plant Classification

This History of Plant Classification activity & project also includes:

Bamboo, the fastest growing plant in the world, can grow up to 35 inches in one day! Pupils learn how plants historically have been classified and determine if these traits are appropriate to use in this 17th lesson of 20. They will also classify plants using a classification key. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in leaf samples for groups to classify
  • Place classes in groups of two to three and ask them to create their own plant classification keys
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity is appropriate for upper-level elementary pupils as well
Pros

  • Provides an answer key
  • Includes student worksheet
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS