Students will watch this fun informative video which shows the six parts of a plant in a fun and memorable way. Afterwords, engage further discussion and content comprehension with some supplemental questions.
1. Which part of the plant is the most important?
2. Which part of the plant do we eat?
3. Which part do the bees like to visit?
4. Which part takes in energy from the sun?
5. Which part pulls water and minerals from the soil?
6. Which part contains new plants?
7. Which part holds up the plant?
8. When is a vegetable also a fruit? (when it contains seeds - jalapeno pepper)
Six Parts of a Plant (PDF) Lesson Plan
1-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
Disciplinary Core Ideas LS1.A: Structure and Function
All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, group objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food,water, and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit) that help them survive and grow.
Crosscutting Concepts: Structure and Function
The shape and stability of structures or natural and designed objects are related to their functions.
Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Constructing explanations and designing solutions in K-2 builds on prior experience and progresses to the use of evidence and ideas in constructing evidence based accounts of natural phenomena and designing solutions. Use materials to design a device that solves a specific problem or a solution to a specific problem.