- 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.