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Dig deeper into structures and functions! This comprehensive unit lets kids in intermediate grades explore parts of a plant in depth. Your students will love the hands-on botany activities and video links.
Seeds - Compare and contrast monocots and dicots. Observe and record germination of bean and/or corn seeds with individual student “baggie gardens.” Feeling adventurous? A complete set of directions and templates for creating a growing germination bulletin board are also included.
Roots - Simulate the functions of taproots and fibrous roots (as well as what happens to a plant with no roots) with paper towel models.
Leaves - Focus on photosynthesis. Learn from a multimedia presentation (video link and note-taking sheet included).
Flowers - Learn about pollination from an original infographic. Dissect flowers to explore their parts.
Seed Dispersal - Invite a virtual guest speaker into your class to learn how seeds disperse, or travel away from their parents (video link and note-taking sheet included).
Stems - Place a stalk of celery or a carnation in colored water overnight. Observe how the water travels through the stem. Explore absorption and pressure with colored water and paper towels.
Writing activities, review sheets, a summative assessment, and a companion website are also included. These science activities can be used in a stand-alone sequence or to enrich your plant unit.
(Each sheet is available in full color or black and white.)
Everything you need for the hands-on activities in this unit can be purchased at your local grocery store: a bag of dry beans, baggies, paper towels, rice, plastic cups, food coloring, and celery.
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I'm committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated and enhanced on February 6, 2019.