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 it’s easy to teach with 2 weeks of detailed lesson plans, teacher’s notes and management tips. Lesson visuals, charts and a plant life cycle bulletin board give you literally everything you need to teach a fun, effective, and organized unit.

This complete plant unit includes 4 plant learning labs, mini lessons, reading comprehension, art integration, thinking maps, and graphic organizers. It also includes content vocabulary work, assessment, and additional printables that can be used in literacy centers. Get your students writing about science as they complete the culminating project perfect for assessment by displaying their thinking and learning in the foldable flower booklet. Inside the booklet, students write to define, label, research, and explain after each mini lesson. These make a great open house display, too!

The reference charts can be printed and displayed or projected during lessons. All of the charts and visuals support students in working independently on the activities in the flower booklet.

4 Plant Labs, each with lesson plan, visuals, and student pages
Observing the Inside of a Seed
Labeling the 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
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
Title Lettering to create a Plant Life Cycle bulletin board to display the flower booklets

Mini-Lessons with Lesson Visuals
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 chart
Parts of a Plant and Their Purpose diagram chart
12 Large unit vocabulary word wall cards

Foldable Flower Booklet activities include:
Writing to define, label, research, and explain:
Plant 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 best-selling unit is one of the highlights each year for my class. I know yours
will enjoy it as much as mine does!

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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
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