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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

The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
Introducing Deserts Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Bulletin Board Ideas

Tree Pattern
Rainbow of Flowers Bulletin Board
Tree Bulletin Board Example
Evergreen Tree Bulletin Board for Winter

Printables for Grades K-1

Plant Parts
Plants & Trees Printable Book (Grades K-4)
How a Seed Grows -- Little Book
From Seed to Plant
What's Wrong with This Picture?
Fruit Patterns
Tree Pattern
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 2-5

Careers: Who Am I?
Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
All About Fossils
Go, Seeds, Go!
Classification Puzzle
What Is Inside a Seed?
Food From Plants and Animals
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Classification Puzzle
Dominant and Recessive Genes
Animal Cell/Plant Cell (Blank) Printable
What Are the Parts of a Seed?
Food Web
The Parts of a Plant Cell and an Animal Cell
Life Science Test: Plant Structure and Function
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

What Are Viruses & Bacteria?
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
Comparing Monocots and Dicots
What Are Tropisms?
The Parts of a Flower
Activity: Seed Dispersal
What Are Seeds and Fruits?
More Plant Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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

Graphic Organizers

Ways to Help the Environment
In a Garden
KWL Chart - Plants
The Growth of a Radish Seed
A Seed Chart
Seeds Grow into Plants
What Is in Soil?
More Plant Graphic Organizers

Earth Day Activities

Gardening with Kids
Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric
There's an Owl in the Shower
"My Garden Song"
Box Up Your Habitat
Classifying Cerealites
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Arbor Day Activities

Tree Pattern
Arbor Day
Arbor Day Book
Autumn Tree
A Tree is Nice Book -- Little Book
Tolkien's Middle-earth Unit 6: Treebeard's Lament
Winter Trees Tree Identification Handout
More Arbor Day Activities

Plant Resources for Art Class

Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
Plant Pollination
Life Cycle Charts
Sorting Seeds
Make a Dried Bouquet
Darling Daffodil
Science Fun: An Apple a Day
More Plant Resources for Art Class

Digital Books

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

Literature & Plants Connected

Literature & Math: Stories About Flowers
The Mountain That Loved a Bird
Literature & Math: If You Give a Moose a Muffin & What If?
Poke & Look Learning Books
Reading Warm-Up 81 for Gr. 1 & 2: Fairy Tales and Folklore
NSTA Recommends -- Interdisciplinary Connections for Grades 9-12
More Literature Resources on Plants

Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Arbor Day Wordsearch
Flower Power Crossword Puzzle
Eyewitness Plant Printables
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
Desert Ecology Reading Warm-Up
Science Key Term Review: Plant Structure and Function
More Popular Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Plant Resources for Math Class

The Sunflower
Investigate Activity: Estimating and Measuring Mass
Math Fun with Plants
Family Activities: Plant a Garden
What Do the Roots and Stems Do?
Addition Practice and Connect the Dots
Modeling Rain Forest Layers
More Plant Resources for Math Class

Science Activities on Plants

Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Classification Puzzle
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Traveling Seeds
How Do People Use Plants?
Soda Bottle Terrarium
More Popular Science Activities on Plants

Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

The Sunflower
Tree Pattern
Traveling Seeds
Herbs in the Classroom
Autumn Veggies and Fruits
Traveling Seeds Worksheet
Poke & Look Learning Books
More Popular Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Plant Physiology Resources

Plant Cells
Explore Activity: What a Plant Needs
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Explore Activity: A Sunflower Seed Grows
Traveling Seeds
Eyewitness Plant Printables
Flower Pollination
More Popular Plant Physiology Resources

Flower Resources

Flower Pollination
Make a Dried Bouquet
How Do Flowering Plants Reproduce?
The Growing Flower
What Are Flowers?
Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.
Investigate Activity: Observing the Parts of Flowers
More Flower Resources

Rain Forest Resources

Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
Layers of the Rain Forest
Food Web
Rain Forest Products
Science Reading Warm-Up: Rainforest Ecology
More Rain Forests: Teacher Resources

Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
Make a Dried Bouquet
Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science
The Popcorn Plant
Girlwood Teacher's Guide
Science and Social Studies: House Plants
Science and Technology: Planting Trees
More Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Plants & History Connected

Make a Dried Bouquet
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
How Peanuts Grow
George Washington Carver
More Plant Resources for History Class

Related Resources

Gardening Resources
Earth Day Teacher Resources

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