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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
Tree Pattern
Evergreen Tree Bulletin Board for Winter

Printables for Grades K-1

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

Printables for Grades 2-5

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

Printables for Grades 6-8

Fruits and Vegetables List
Structure of a Typical Flower
Dominant and Recessive Genes
Animal Cell/Plant Cell (Blank) Printable
Insects in the Garden
Crepe Paper Flower
Seeds Word Search
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?
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
The Parts of a Flower
What Are Seeds and Fruits?
Comparing Monocots and Dicots
How Do Plant and Animal Cells Differ?
More Plant Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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

Graphic Organizers

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

Earth Day Activities

Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
"My Garden Song"
Gardening with Kids
There's an Owl in the Shower
Time to Bloom!
What Are Viruses & Bacteria?
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Arbor Day Activities

Autumn Tree
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Project Ideas
Comparing Tree Heights
Science Skill: Observing Trees
What Are Some Kinds of Plants?
Trees the Seasons
A Tree is Nice Book -- Little Book
More Arbor Day Activities

Plant Resources for Art Class

Life Cycle Charts
Darling Daffodil
Flower and Leaf Press
Plant Pollination
Tissue Garden
Fruit Patterns
Sponge Flowers
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
Girlwood Teacher's Guide
NSTA Recommends -- Interdisciplinary Connections for Grades 9-12
Poke & Look Learning Books
More Literature Resources on Plants

Plant Resources for Reading & Language Arts

All About a Venus Flytrap
Flower Power Crossword Puzzle
Science Key Term Review: Plant Structure and Function
Seed Dispersal Complete the Sentence
Eyewitness Plant Printables
Seed Dispersal Word Power
Arbor Day Wordsearch
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
How High is that Tree? Part II
Food for Your State
What Do the Roots and Stems Do?
Math Fun with Plants
More Plant Resources for Math Class

Science Activities on Plants

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

Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

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

Plant Physiology Resources

What Is Inside a Seed?
Flower Pollination
Plant Cells
Explore Activity: A Sunflower Seed Grows
Life Science Test: Plant Structure and Function
Growing Sprouts
More Popular Plant Physiology Resources

Flower Resources

Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.
Flowers Word Search
How Do Flowering Plants Reproduce?
Dried Flowers and Leaves
Activity: Investigating Self- and Cross-Pollination
Pussy Willows
Crayon and Watercolors
More Flower Resources

Rain Forest Resources

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

Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science
The Popcorn Plant
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
George Washington Carver
Make a Dried Bouquet
Peanut Products
All-Purpose Soybeans
More Plant Resources for Social Studies Class

Plants & History Connected

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

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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.