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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
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Bulletin Board Ideas

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

Printables for Grades K-1

Plant Parts
Plants & Trees Printable Book (Grades K-4)
Growth Cycle of Plants
What's Wrong with This Picture?
From Seed to Plant
How a Seed Grows -- Little Book
Starting a Leaf Exchange Program
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Printables for Grades 2-5

Photosynthesis Worksheet
Be a Christmas Tree Detective
Careers: Who Am I?
Plant Parts
Types of Habitat with Examples of Plant Life
Fruits and Vegetables List
Plant Crossword Puzzle
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Animal Cell/Plant Cell (Blank) Printable
Dominant and Recessive Genes
The Parts of a Plant Cell and an Animal Cell
Plant Graph
Finish the Song Title
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Classification Puzzle
More Popular Plant Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

What Are the Kingdoms?
What Are the Parts of a Seed?
The Structure of a Fern
Life Science Midterm Exam
What Is Life Science?
Life Science Test: Plant Structure and Function
Demonstrating Respiration in Elodea
More Plant Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

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

Graphic Organizers

Looking at Leaves
Land and Water
What Plants Need
KWL Chart - Plants
What Parts of Plants Do You Eat?
Seeds Grow into Plants
In a Garden
More Plant Graphic Organizers

Earth Day Activities

Seeds Word Search
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Gardening with Kids
There's an Owl in the Shower
Crepe Paper Flower
Photosynthesis
Box Up Your Habitat
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Arbor Day Activities

Winter Trees Tree Identification Handout
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Project Ideas
Science and Technology: Planting Trees
Science Skill: Observing Trees
Autumn Tree
Tree Science
What Are Some Kinds of Plants?
More Arbor Day Activities

Plant Resources for Art Class

Plant Pollination
Dried Flowers and Leaves
Flower and Leaf Press
Make a Dried Bouquet
Darling Daffodil
Tissue Flower Craft
Science Fun: What Can You Make?
More Plant Resources for Art Class

Digital Books

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

Literature & Plants Connected

Poke & Look Learning Books
Grossology
NSTA Recommends -- Interdisciplinary Connections for Grades 9-12
The Mountain That Loved a Bird
Reading Warm-Up 81 for Gr. 1 & 2: Fairy Tales and Folklore
Tolkien's Middle-earth Unit 6: Treebeard's Lament
Alice & Greta Mystery Maze
More Literature Resources on Plants

Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

All About a Venus Flytrap
Flower Parts
Flower Power Crossword Puzzle
Eyewitness Plant Printables
Traveling Seeds Vocabulary
Wildflowers and Their Families
Plants: Vocabulary 2
More Popular Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Plant Resources for Math Class

How High is that Tree? Part II
Investigate Activity: Estimating and Measuring Mass
Math in Science: Tallying
What Do the Roots and Stems Do?
All About Fruit
Math Fun with Plants
Pear Flash Cards
More Plant Resources for Math Class

Science Activities on Plants

All About Fossils
Plants Printables Slideshow
Structure of a Typical Flower
An Edible Experiment
Go, Seeds, Go!
Autumn Veggies and Fruits
Class Garden
More Popular Science Activities on Plants

Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Summer Crossword Puzzle
Herbs in the Classroom
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Traveling Seeds
A Seasonal Terrarium
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
Understanding Chlorophyll
More Popular Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Plant Physiology Resources

Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Plant Cells
Traveling Seeds Rubric
Flower Pollination
Flower Power Vocabulary
Explore Activity: What Living Things Need
Explore Activity: Explore How Seeds Move
More Popular Plant Physiology Resources

Flower Resources

Investigate Activity: Observing the Parts of Flowers
Explore Activity: A Sunflower Seed Grows
Science, Technology and Society: Pollinators
The Growing Flower
Flowers Everywhere
U.S. State Flowers
Flowers Word Search
More Flower Resources

Rain Forest Resources

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

Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

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

Plants & History Connected

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

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