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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
Habitat and Animals Theme
Tree Bulletin Board Example
Evergreen Tree Bulletin Board for Winter

Printables for Grades K-1

Plant Parts
Plants & Trees Printable Book (Grades K-4)
Growth Cycle of Plants
How a Seed Grows -- Little Book
From Seed to Plant
Tissue Flower Craft
Crepe Paper Flower
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 2-5

Photosynthesis Worksheet
Plant Crossword Puzzle
Plant Graph
Plant Parts
Careers: Who Am I?
Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
Tissue Flower Craft
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Plant Crossword Puzzle
Plant Graph
Fruits and Vegetables List
Structure of a Typical Flower
Types of Habitat with Examples of Plant Life
Crepe Paper Flower
Flower Parts
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Types of Habitat with Examples of Plant Life
Animal Cell/Plant Cell (Blank) Printable
What Are the Parts of a Seed?
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
The Parts of a Plant Cell and an Animal Cell
Life Science Test: Plant Structure and Function
What Are Viruses & Bacteria?
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

Quizzes

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

Plant Crossword Puzzle
Plant Graph
Tissue Flower Craft
Crepe Paper Flower
Gardening with Kids
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Seeds Word Search
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Arbor Day Activities

Tree Pattern
There's an Owl in the Shower
Arbor Day
Finish the Song Title
Arbor Day Book
Autumn Tree
A Tree is Nice Book -- Little Book
More Arbor Day Activities

Plant Resources for Art Class

Tissue Flower Craft
Crepe Paper Flower
Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
Fruit Patterns
Plant Pollination
Life Cycle Charts
Sorting Seeds
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

Grossology
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
Tolkien's Middle-earth Unit 6: Treebeard's Lament
Reading Warm-Up 81 for Gr. 1 & 2: Fairy Tales and Folklore
More Literature Resources on Plants

Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Seeds Word Search
All About a Venus Flytrap
Grossology
Arbor Day Wordsearch
Flower Power Crossword Puzzle
Eyewitness Plant Printables
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
More Popular Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Plant Resources for Math Class

Plant Graph
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
More Plant Resources for Math Class

Science Activities on Plants

Structure of a Typical Flower
All About Fossils
Go, Seeds, Go!
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Classification Puzzle
How Does Your Garden Grow?
More Popular Science Activities on Plants

Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Tissue Flower Craft
Structure of a Typical Flower
Crepe Paper Flower
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
What's Wrong with This Picture?
Summer Crossword Puzzle
The Sunflower
More Popular Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Plant Physiology Resources

Plant Crossword Puzzle
Plant Graph
Structure of a Typical Flower
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Seeds Word Search
What Is Inside a Seed?
Insects in the Garden
More Popular Plant Physiology Resources

Flower Resources

Explore Activity: A Sunflower Seed Grows
Comparing Monocots and Dicots
Flower Pollination
Flowers Word Search
The Parts of a Flower
Dried Flowers and Leaves
Make a Dried Bouquet
More Flower Resources

Rain Forest Resources

Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
Layers of the Rain Forest
Food Web
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric
Rain Forest Products
Terrarium
More Rain Forests: Teacher Resources

Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Tissue Flower Craft
Crepe Paper Flower
Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
How Do People Use Plants?
Make a Dried Bouquet
Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science
The Popcorn Plant
More Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Plants & History Connected

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

Related Resources

Gardening Resources
Earth Day Teacher Resources

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