Life Cycle of Plants (20 Activities, Labs, Printables & Foldable Flower Book)

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science: plant life cycle: plants: This complete science unit for teaching about the plant life cycle integrates writing and science for your first grade, second grade or third grade classroom. Loaded with over 20 creative and engaging, hands-on science and writing activities incorporating 4 plant mini-labs, reading comprehension, art, thinking maps, content vocabulary, assessment, along with anchor charts and lesson visuals to supplement or use as a stand-alone unit for teaching the life cycle of plants. Get your students writing about science as they complete a culminating project perfect for assessment by displaying their thinking and learning with a foldable flower booklet. These make a great open house display, too!

The reference charts can be printed and displayed or projected during lessons. They are also intended to support students in working independently on the activities in the flower booklet.

Included:
4 Plant Labs, each with lesson plan, visuals, and student pages
Observing the Inside of a Seed
Parts of a Seed
How Do Leaves Help a Plant Get Sunlight?
Observing & Recording Changes As Plants Grow
Activities and Printables (With Answer Keys):
Vocabulary match-words and definition cards
Vocabulary mini-book
Unit Assessment
Seed Observation Journal with 2 cover choices (younger/older student)
Plant Life Cycle Cause and Effect matching/cut/paste
Chlorophyll Rubbing art activity
Graphic Organizers:
Plants We Eat tree map
Parts, Needs & Uses tree map
Describing Plants bubble map
Parts of a Plant brace map
Plant Life Cycle flow map
Materials for support:
Plant Life Cycle bulletin board set with title card, arrows, and 5 life cycle stages
Parts of a Seed diagram
Mini-Lessons
Leaves Help a Plant Get Sunlight lesson visual
8 Large Leaf Types picture cards
What is Chlorophyll? lesson visual
What is Photosynthesis? lesson visual
Photosynthesis diagram
Parts of a Plant and Their Purpose diagram
12 Large unit vocabulary word wall cards
Foldable Flower Booklet activities include:
Plant unit vocabulary and definitions mini-book
How Does a Plant Make Its Own Food? expository writing
What is Photosynthesis? Expository writing
Label the Parts of a Plant diagram
Plant Life Cycle flow map
The Job of the Roots writing activity
The Job of a Leaf writing activity
Interesting Plant facts

I’ve included lots of tips and teacher’s notes for the lessons and activities as well as management tips for fitting it all in.
Step-by-step directions for booklet assembly with photos are included.
This unit is one of the highlights each the year for my class. I know yours
will enjoy it as much as mine does!
Please download the 4-page preview to take a closer look.

Happy planting and thanks so much for visiting my store!
Linda Kamp

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Life Cycle of Plants (20 Activities, Labs, Printables & Fo
Life Cycle of Plants (20 Activities, Labs, Printables & Fo
Life Cycle of Plants (20 Activities, Labs, Printables & Fo
Life Cycle of Plants (20 Activities, Labs, Printables & Fo