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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
Growth Cycle of Plants
From Seed to Plant
Plants & Trees Printable Book (Grades K-4)
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
Tissue Flower Craft
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 2-5

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

Printables for Grades 6-8

Animal Cell/Plant Cell (Blank) Printable
Dominant and Recessive Genes
Plant Crossword Puzzle
Insects in the Garden
Seeds Word Search
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Food Web
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

The Parts of a Plant Cell and an Animal Cell
What Are the Parts of a Seed?
The Parts of a Flower
What Are Seeds and Fruits?
Life Science Test: Plant Structure and Function
Comparing Monocots and Dicots
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
More Plant Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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

Graphic Organizers

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

Earth Day Activities

Crepe Paper Flower
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Gardening with Kids
"My Garden Song"
There's an Owl in the Shower
Time to Bloom!
Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Arbor Day Activities

Winter Trees Tree Identification Handout
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Project Ideas
Tolkien's Middle-earth Unit 6: Treebeard's Lament
Autumn Tree
Comparing Tree Heights
Science and Technology: Planting Trees
Science Skill: Observing Trees
More Arbor Day Activities

Plant Resources for Art Class

Life Cycle Charts
Plants of the Rain Forest
Plant Pollination
Flower and Leaf Press
Darling Daffodil
Fruit Patterns
Crayon and Watercolors
More Plant Resources for Art Class

Digital Books

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

Literature & Plants Connected

Reading Warm-Up 81 for Gr. 1 & 2: Fairy Tales and Folklore
Literature & Math: Stories about Flowers
The Mountain That Loved a Bird
Poke & Look Learning Books
Girlwood Teacher's Guide
Literature & Math: Stories about Georgia O'Keeffe
More Literature Resources on Plants

Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Flower Power Crossword Puzzle
All About a Venus Flytrap
Eyewitness Plant Printables
Science Key Term Review: Plant Structure and Function
Seed Dispersal Complete the Sentence
Seed Dispersal Word Power
Plant Structure and Function: Family Activity
More Popular Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Plant Resources for Math Class

Investigate Activity: Estimating and Measuring Mass
Family Activities: Plant a Garden
What Do the Roots and Stems Do?
Math in Science: Tallying
Math Fun with Plants
Spider Plants
All About Fruit
More Plant Resources for Math Class

Science Activities on Plants

All About Fossils
Go, Seeds, Go!
How Does a Seed Grow into a Plant?
How Do People Use Plants?
An Edible Experiment
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Flower Pollination
More Popular Science Activities on Plants

Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

What's Wrong with This Picture?
Summer Herbs to Identify
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Herbs in the Classroom
Traveling Seeds Worksheet
Tissue Garden
More Popular Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Plant Physiology Resources

What Is Inside a Seed?
Plant Secrets Activities
Explore Activity: A Sunflower Seed Grows
Plant Cells
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Growing Sprouts
More Popular Plant Physiology Resources

Flower Resources

Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.
Flowers Word Search
How Do Flowering Plants Reproduce?
Sponge Flowers
Make a Dried Bouquet
Dried Flowers and Leaves
Circle Flowers Mobile
More Flower Resources

Rain Forest Resources

Rain Forest Products
Tropical Rain Forest Plant Products
Threats to Tropical Rain Forests
Reading Warm-Up 55 for Gr. 3 & 4: Science
South American Tropical Rain Forests
Tropical Rain Forests
More Rain Forest Teacher Resources

Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science
All-Purpose Soybeans
George Washington Carver
Science and Social Studies: House Plants
Be a Christmas Tree Detective
Peanut Products
The Popcorn Plant
More Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Plants & History Connected

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

Related Resources

Gardening Resources
Earth Day Teacher Resources


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

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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