Let’s learn more about plant parts by creating a plant model out of household objects!
Description: Students will build and describe a model of a plant.
Grade Range (suggested): PreK-2
- Random household items such as beans, string, construction paper, straws, paper towel rolls, etc.
- Plant Part Diagram
- Glue or Tape
- Drawing tool
- Ask students what they already know about plants. Where can they find them? How do they use them? Ask students what they want to learn about plants? Tips: Accept all answers. You don’t need to know all the answers, you can learn together by making observations.
Prepare to Explore
- Tell students that today they will be using everyday objects to create a model of a plant after viewing a photo of a real plant.
- Ask students to think about a plant that they know. What are some of the parts of the plant that they are thinking about? What is the shape/texture/color of these parts? (Example: red flowers, fuzzy leaves, etc.)
- Show students the plant part diagram. Does this plant look the same as the one they were thinking about?
- Ask students if they have ever seen the parts labeled in the picture. Ask students if all leaves, flowers, stems and roots look the same? (No)
- Tell students that they will be using materials from around their houses to build their own plants. Their plants should have a flower, stem, leaves, and roots.
Reflect & Share
- Have students share what they used to build each part of their plant.
- Ask students if their model of a plant is the same as a real plant. How are they the same? How are they different?
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