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Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

From food and shelter to medicine and clothing, plants play a crucial role in our lives. Incorporate botany in your classroom with these lessons and printables on trees, flowers, ferns, molds, and mosses. There are science activities on plant cells, photosynthesis, pollination, and much more! From gardening to chromatography, you'll find fun ideas for Earth Day and Arbor Day. Incorporate the study of flora across your curriculum with art, math, and English resources for all ages.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

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Rainbow of Flowers Bulletin Board
Evergreen Tree Bulletin Board for Winter
Tree Bulletin Board Example
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Printables for Grades K-1

Plant Parts
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Growth Cycle of Plants
Insects in the Garden
What's Wrong with This Picture?
Plants & Trees Printable Book (Grades K-4)
How a Seed Grows -- Little Book
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 2-5

Photosynthesis Worksheet
Careers: Who Am I?
Fruits and Vegetables List
Plant Parts
Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
Types of Habitat with Examples of Plant Life
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Plant Graph
Plant Crossword Puzzle
Animal Cell/Plant Cell (Blank) Printable
Summer Herbs to Identify
Structure of a Typical Flower
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
The Parts of a Plant Cell and an Animal Cell
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

What Are the Parts of a Seed?
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
What Are Viruses & Bacteria?
Bacteria, Plants & Animals Printable Book (6-10)
Comparing Monocots and Dicots
Life Science Diagnostic Test
What Are Seeds and Fruits?
More Plant Printables

Lesson Plans

The Sunflower
Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
Layers of the Rain Forest
In Which Liquids Do Seeds Grow Best?
Class Garden
Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Flower and Leaf Press
More Plant Lesson Plans


General Science Quiz
Biology and Cells Quiz
Plant Terminology Quiz
Do You Know About Plants? Quiz

Graphic Organizers

In a Garden
Ways to Help the Environment
A Seed Chart
What Is in Soil?
What Plants Need
Looking at Leaves
What Parts of Plants Do You Eat?
More Plant Graphic Organizers

Earth Day Activities

Tissue Flower Craft
Gardening with Kids
Seeds Word Search
"My Garden Song"
Crepe Paper Flower
There's an Owl in the Shower
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Arbor Day Activities

Autumn Tree
Plants Printable Book (Grades 2-6)
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Project Ideas
What Are Some Kinds of Plants?
Our Friend the Tree
Science and Technology: Planting Trees
Arbor Day Book
More Arbor Day Activities

Plant Resources for Art Class

Fruit Patterns
Plants of the Rain Forest
May Basket with Flowers
May Basket
Dried Flowers and Leaves
Make a Dried Bouquet
Darling Daffodil
More Plant Resources for Art Class

Digital Books

Ready, Set Grow!
Eyewitness: Plant
E.Guides: Plant
Eye Wonder: Plant
Eye Wonder: Forest
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Literature & Plants Connected

Reading Warm-Up 81 for Gr. 1 & 2: Fairy Tales and Folklore
Poke & Look Learning Books
The Mountain That Loved a Bird
NSTA Recommends -- Interdisciplinary Connections for Grades 9-12
Girlwood Teacher's Guide
Tolkien's Middle-earth Unit 6: Treebeard's Lament
More Literature Resources on Plants

Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

All About Fruit
Plants & Pollination Vocab & Photo Flashcards
Seed Dispersal Word Power
Traveling Seeds Vocabulary
Wildflowers and Their Families
How Plants Live and Grow: Family Activity
Where Plants and Animals Live: Vocabulary
More Popular Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Plant Resources for Math Class

Investigate Activity: Estimating and Measuring Mass
Family Activities: Plant a Garden
Addition Practice and Connect the Dots
Spider Plants
What Do the Roots and Stems Do?
How High is that Tree? Part II
Pear Flash Cards
More Plant Resources for Math Class

Science Activities on Plants

All About Fossils
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Go, Seeds, Go!
An Edible Experiment
From Seed to Plant
Plant Foods
How Do People Use Plants?
More Popular Science Activities on Plants

Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Herbs in the Classroom
Autumn Veggies and Fruits
A Seasonal Terrarium
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Box Up Your Habitat
Traveling Seeds
Starting a Leaf Exchange Program
More Popular Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Plant Physiology Resources

Explore Activity: Explore Parts of Plants
What Is Inside a Seed?
Explore Activity: What Living Things Need
How Does Water Move Through Plants?
Can Cloning Make a Better Plant?
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Flower Power Vocabulary
More Popular Plant Physiology Resources

Flower Resources

Flower Pollination
Explore Activity: A Sunflower Seed Grows
Investigate Activity: Observing the Parts of Flowers
The Growing Flower
Flowers Everywhere
Flower Power
Math in Science: Tallying
More Flower Resources

Rain Forest Resources

Rain Forest Products
Food Web
Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric
Science Reading Warm-Up: Rainforest Ecology
South American Tropical Rain Forests
Tropical Rain Forests
More Rain Forests: Teacher Resources

Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

George Washington Carver
Science and Social Studies: House Plants
Peanut Products
All-Purpose Soybeans
The Popcorn Plant
Be a Christmas Tree Detective
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
More Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Plants & History Connected

Understanding Penicillin and Mold
How Peanuts Grow
Mold Observation Chart
More Plant Resources for History Class

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