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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

Rainbow of Flowers Bulletin Board
Habitat and Animals Theme
Evergreen Tree Bulletin Board for Winter
Tree Bulletin Board Example
Tree Pattern

Printables for Grades K-1

Plant Parts
How a Seed Grows -- Little Book
Plants & Trees Printable Book (Grades K-4)
Growth Cycle of Plants
From Seed to Plant
What's Wrong with This Picture?
How Do People Use Plants?
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 2-5

Photosynthesis Worksheet
Careers: Who Am I?
Plant Parts
Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
All About Fossils
Fruits and Vegetables List
Structure of a Typical Flower
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Animal Cell/Plant Cell (Blank) Printable
Plant Crossword Puzzle
Dominant and Recessive Genes
Plant Graph
The Parts of a Plant Cell and an Animal Cell
Summer Herbs to Identify
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Types of Habitat with Examples of Plant Life
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Comparing Monocots and Dicots
The Parts of a Flower
What Are the Parts of a Seed?
Life Science Test: Plant Structure and Function
Science Key Term Review: Plant Structure and Function
More Plant Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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

Graphic Organizers

Ways to Help the Environment
What Is in Soil?
In a Garden
KWL Chart - Plants
Land and Water
What Plants Need
The Growth of a Radish Seed
More Plant Graphic Organizers

Earth Day Activities

Seeds Word Search
Tissue Flower Craft
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Gardening with Kids
"My Garden Song"
What Are Viruses & Bacteria?
Understanding Chlorophyll
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Arbor Day Activities

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Project Ideas
There's an Owl in the Shower
Comparing Tree Heights
Modeling Rain Forest Layers
Science Reading Warm-Up: Trees
Tolkien's Middle-earth Unit 6: Treebeard's Lament
Science and Technology: Planting Trees
More Arbor Day Activities

Plant Resources for Art Class

Life Cycle Charts
Plant Pollination
Plants of the Rain Forest
Flower and Leaf Press
Fruit Patterns
Darling Daffodil
Science Fun: An Apple a Day
More Plant Resources for Art Class

Digital Books

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

Literature & Plants Connected

The Mountain That Loved a Bird
Literature & Math: Stories about Flowers
Reading Warm-Up 81 for Gr. 1 & 2: Fairy Tales and Folklore
Poke & Look Learning Books
NSTA Recommends -- Interdisciplinary Connections for Grades 9-12
Alice & Greta Mystery Maze
More Literature Resources on Plants

Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

All About a Venus Flytrap
Flower Power Crossword Puzzle
Seed Dispersal Complete the Sentence
Plant Structure and Function: Family Activity
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
More About Plant Parts
Desert Ecology Reading Warm-Up
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
Food for Your State
How High is that Tree? Part II
Math in Science: Tallying
What Do the Roots and Stems Do?
More Plant Resources for Math Class

Science Activities on Plants

An Edible Experiment
How Does a Seed Grow into a Plant?
Go, Seeds, Go!
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Soda Bottle Terrarium
Classification Puzzle
Flower Pollination
More Popular Science Activities on Plants

Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
Traveling Seeds
Sponge Flowers
Herbs in the Classroom
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Traveling Seeds Worksheet
More Popular Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Plant Physiology Resources

Insects in the Garden
Plant Cells
What Is Inside a Seed?
Can Cloning Make a Better Plant?
Explore Activity: A Sunflower Seed Grows
Growing Sprouts
More Popular Plant Physiology Resources

Flower Resources

Flowers Word Search
Dried Flowers and Leaves
Pussy Willows
Flower Power Vocabulary
Wildflowers and Their Families
Make a Dried Bouquet
Science, Technology and Society: Pollinators
More Flower Resources

Rain Forest Resources

Food Web
Rain Forest Products
Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric
Tropical Rain Forest Plant Products
Threats to Tropical Rain Forests
Tropical Rain Forests
South American Tropical Rain Forests
More Rain Forest Teacher Resources

Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science
Peanut Products
All-Purpose Soybeans
The Popcorn Plant
Crepe Paper Flower
George Washington Carver
Science and Social Studies: House Plants
More Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Plants & History Connected

Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
How Peanuts Grow
Understanding Penicillin and Mold
Mold Observation Chart
More Plant Resources for History Class

Related Resources

Gardening Resources
Earth Day Teacher Resources


Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

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