I just added a new product to my store at TPT, Plants have Parts! It features a wealth of resources including the lesson plan, PowerPoint presentations, movies, copyright free images, worksheets, a student booklet, assessments, and a web page with more resources. Check it out!
Are you interested in integrating plants and language arts? Consider Jack Prelutsky’s poems “The Cherries’ Garden Gala” or “I’d Never Eat a Beet” from his book New Kid on the Block.
You might create an ABC book for plants. Here’s a list of plants to make it easy for you to create this book: asparagus, apple, artichokes, avocado, banana, bean, beet, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chilis, corn, cucumber, date, eggplant, endive, fig, garlic, grape, grapefruit, grapes, greens, hazelnuts, honeydew melon, iceberg lettuce, Indian corn, Jerusalem artichoke, jicama, kiwi, leeks, lemon, lettuce, lime, mango, melon, nectarine, nut, okra, onion, orange, papaya, parsnips, peas, peach, pear, peppers, potato, pumpkin, quince, radish, raspberry, rhubarb, spinach, squash, strawberry, sweet potatoes, tomato, turnip, watercress, watermelon, yam, zucchini.
What about art? You can use the side of a peeled crayon to make a leaf rubbing on thin paper, slice vegetables to create simple prints, or use seeds and glue to create a mosaic. Education World has a great lesson for drawing plants that I think even I, the artistically challenged, would be able to present to my students.
I also posted parent letters (that include their very own web page), plants parts puzzles, and fruit or vegetable? puzzles. I’m planning to post bookmarks with images of plant parts, a matching game, and products you might use to teach what plants need and how to grow plants.
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Do you have other suggestions for teaching plant parts? For integrating plants and other parts of the curriculum?