Concepcion, Southside Bilingual Elementary, Miami, FL
| Grade Level
||2 - 3
||Children love to explore and
understand the environment around them. In this lesson, students
learn the parts of a plant, each part's function, and the needs of
a plant. The exploration begins with a PowerPoint presentation and
goes on to an online web activity. During interactive lessons,
students will describe the patterns of structure and function of
plants. The teacher will discuss with students the difference
between living and nonliving things as a brainstorm activity at
the beginning of the lesson. Teachers can culminate the lesson
with students planting a seed of their own to nurture and grow!
To learn the parts of a plant and how each part functions
To learn the needs of plants
To construct a plant and label all parts correctly
computer, multimedia projector, Internet access, varies colors of
construction paper, tissue paper, glue, yarn, straws, pipe
cleaners, and crayons.
The teacher will begin by having students
recall differences between living and nonliving things.
Students will be asked to contribute to a
semantic web on board answering the question, “What do we know
Teacher will introduce PowerPoint presentation and students will view it. Students will discuss what was
learned from the presentation.
Students will then be given directions for
craft activity that will be used for evaluation.
All groups will be given an assortment of art
materials listed below.
Students will be instructed on how to construct
a plant using these materials. The plant must include all the
parts discussed in the presentation and they must be labeled.
(For example, flower can be made from tissue, stem from straw or
pipe-cleaner, roots from yarn, and leaves from construction
After the activity
has begun, small groups of children will go to computers
to complete Plant
Parts Work Sheet.
Students can locate excellent information at
the following web sites:
Great Plant Escape
and Our Environment
Closer Look at Plants
||Students will be assessed using
craft activity. They must have all plant parts labeled. See Checklist. The Plant Parts Work Sheet activity can also be printed using this link for assessment.