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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
Tree Bulletin Board Example
Evergreen Tree Bulletin Board for Winter
Tree Pattern

Printables for Grades K-1

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

Printables for Grades 2-5

Photosynthesis Worksheet
Fruits and Vegetables List
Careers: Who Am I?
Plant Parts
Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
Types of Habitat with Examples of Plant Life
Plant Crossword Puzzle
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
Plant Graph
Summer Herbs to Identify
Animal Cell/Plant Cell (Blank) Printable
Dominant and Recessive Genes
Structure of a Typical Flower
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Rain Forest Foods and Spices
What Are the Parts of a Seed?
The Parts of a Plant Cell and an Animal Cell
South American Tropical Rain Forests
Tropical Rain Forests
Threats to Tropical Rain Forests
What Are Viruses & Bacteria?
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?
Does the pH of Water Affect the Growth of Bean Plants?
More Plant Lesson Plans


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

Graphic Organizers

Ways to Help the Environment
In a Garden
What Is in Soil?
Seeds Grow into Plants
Three Parts of Plants
A Seed Chart
What Parts of Plants Do You Eat?
More Plant Graphic Organizers

Earth Day Activities

Gardening with Kids
Tissue Flower Craft
Seeds Word Search
There's an Owl in the Shower
Plant Products
Experiment in Chromatography
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Arbor Day Activities

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Project Ideas
Science and Technology: Planting Trees
Science Skill: Observing Trees
Products Made from Trees
Our Friend the Tree
Arbor Day Book
Autumn Tree
More Arbor Day Activities

Plant Resources for Art Class

Fruit Patterns
Plants of the Rain Forest
Flower and Leaf Press
May Basket
Make a Dried Bouquet
Crepe Paper Flower
Dried Flowers and Leaves
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

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

Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Plants & Pollination Vocab & Photo Flashcards
All About Fruit
Seed Dispersal Word Power
Traveling Seeds Vocabulary
Wildflowers and Their Families
Plants: Vocabulary 1
Plants: Vocabulary 2
More Popular Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Plant Resources for Math Class

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

Science Activities on Plants

All About Fossils
From Seed to Plant
An Edible Experiment
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Go, Seeds, Go!
Plants & Trees Printables Slideshow
Flower Pollination
More Popular Science Activities on Plants

Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

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

Plant Physiology Resources

Explore Activity: What Living Things Need
How Does Water Move Through Plants?
Baby Beans
Growing Sprouts
Seeds and Packets
Growing Jelly Beans
More Popular Plant Physiology Resources

Flower Resources

Flower Power Vocabulary
Explore Activity: A Sunflower Seed Grows
Science, Technology and Society: Pollinators
Flowers Everywhere
What Are Some Kinds of Plants?
Flower Power
Darling Daffodil
More Flower Resources

Rain Forest Resources

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

Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

How Do People Use Plants?
George Washington Carver
All-Purpose Soybeans
The Popcorn Plant
Be a Christmas Tree Detective
Science and Social Studies: House Plants
U.S. State Trees
More Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Plants & History Connected

Mold Observation Chart
Understanding Penicillin and Mold
How Peanuts Grow
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
More Plant Resources for History Class

Related Resources

Gardening Resources
Earth Day Teacher Resources

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August Calendar of Events
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