Celebrate spring with lesson plans, crafts, and science activities to help you teach about plants, insects, and weather!
There are many different kinds of plants, flowers and trees around us. In this unit, students will dissect, discover, sort, and plant seeds. While recording growth over time, students will identify the structures of plants, including seeds, roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruit. Finally, they will learn how much we depend upon plants by categorizing common plant products found in our classroom and in their home.
- Observe and describe similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of plants
- Identify major structures of plants (seeds, roots, stems, leaves)
- Observe, classify, and compare structures of plants
- Understand the life cycle of plants and trees and what they need to grow
- Discover that plants provide resources for clothing, food, and oxygen
Host a Plant Banquet! I serve the following edible plant parts on labeled platters:
- Seeds: corn, various nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
- Stems: celery, asparagus
- Leaves: lettuces, spinach
- Flowers: broccoli, cauliflower, rose petals
- Roots: carrots, beets, radishes, ginger root
- Fruit juices
Students learn all about seeds through dissection, classification, comparison and contrast, and hands-on planting experience.
Use this lesson plan to teach about plant roots, stems, leaves, and flowers through direct observation and diagramming.
1 CLASS PERIOD
Through this lesson plan, students learn that many of the products we use everyday come from trees and plants.