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Identifying and Comparing Plants

Identifying and Comparing Plants

TEKS Objective

Identify and compare the parts of plants.

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Essential Understanding

The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments.

Science Background

Plant Parts and Functions: The University of Arizona (website) – Everything you might want to know about stems, leaves, buds, roots, flowers, fruits and seeds.  

Plant Parts and Functions
The University of Arizona, www.arizona.edu

Plant Parts: Missouri Botanical Garden (website) - Provides basic information on plant parts and botanical terminology, such as the difference between a fruit and vegetable.

Plant Parts
Missouri Botanical Garden, www.mbgnet.net

Plant Basics: Biology4kids (website) - Basic concepts relating to plants and how plants are classified are described.

Plant Basics
Biology4Kids, www.biology4kids.com

Signature Lesson

What Parts are there to a Plant?  Science NetLinks (website) - Students identify and compare parts of common food plants, such as fresh carrots, lettuce and broccoli.

What Parts are there to a Plant?
Science NetLinks, www.sciencenetlinks.com

Supporting Lessons

Look At Those Leaves: Science NetLinks (website) - Students compare leaves by looking at their shape and size.

Look at Those Leaves
Science NetLinks, www.sciencenetlinks.com

Plant Parts Have Different Jobs: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (PDF) - Use Lesson 2 (pages 5–16) to identify and compare the roles of different plant parts.

Plant Parts Have Different Jobs
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, www.wildflower.org

Parts of a Plant: Utah Education Network (website) - Children explore the parts of a plant (flower, seeds, stem, leaves, and roots) using a dandelion as an example. This activity can be conducted with any weed or other flowering plant.

Parts of Plants
Utah Education Network, www.uen.org

Beginning Forestry for Young Learners: Sorting and Classifying Leaves (website) – Students learn about different trees by sorting leaves based on their shape, size and arrangement.

Beginning Forestry for Young Learners
Sorting and Classifying Leaves, www.ecosystems.psu.edu

 

Elaboration Lessons and Extensions

The Life Cycle of Plants: Birmingham Grid for Learning (website) - Interactive set of activities to familiarize students with the life cycle of plants from seed growth to dispersal.

The Life Cycle of Plants
Birmingham Grid for Learning, www2.bgfl.org

Assessment Ideas

Let’s Learn About Plants and Animals: Filoli (PDF) - Assess your students ability to identify and compare the parts of a plant using the simple worksheets in activity one.

Let's Learn About Plants and Animals
Filoli, www.filoli.org

Literature Connections

From Seed to Plant. Gibbons, Gail (ISBN-13: 978-0823410255)

From Seed to Plant. Fowler, Allan (ISBN-13: 978-0516273075)

A Tree is a Plant. Bulla, Clyde Robert (ISBN-13: 978-0064451963)

The Reason for a Flower, Heller, Ruth (ISBN-13: 978-0698115590)

Growing Vegetable Soup, Ehlert, Lois (ISBN-13: 978-0152325817)

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Additional Resources

Beginning Forestry for Young Learners: Sorting and Classifying Leaves (website) – Students learn about different trees by sorting leaves based on their shape, size and arrangement.

Beginning Forestry for Young Learners
Sorting and Classifying Leaves, www.ecosystems.psu.edu

 

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