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Plants Of Texas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the types of plants that are found in Texas. They conduct research using a variety of resources and answer some critical thinking questions. Then students use the information to set the context for role-playing...
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Native American Three Sisters Gardens

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate companion planting. In this  communtiy gardening lesson plan students explore the tradition of the Native American Three Sisters gardening approach. Students act as botanists, anthropologists, folklorists, and curators.
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The Sustainable Forest

For Teachers 5th - 7th
As part of their examination of forest ecosystems, class members examine how foresters, biologists, botanists, geologists, and hydrologists work to together to develop a management plan for sustainable forests.
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What Makes a Seed Breathe Faster?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a five-star lesson plan in which inquisitors conduct sophisticated experimentation with cellular respiration in plant seeds. Placing seeds in a closed system they measure the amount carbon dioxide produced and relate it to...
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AP: Chapter 10: Photosynthesis

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
AP biologists or college-level botanists consider in-depth details of the photosynthetic process. They examine the structures in a leaf and the roles that they play. They label neat and colorful diagrams of photosystems and electron...
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Raven Chapter 35 Guided Notes: Plant Form

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The ups and downs of plant vascular tissue are described by your beginning botanists as they complete this worksheet. Xylem and phloem are defined and identified on actual color photographs. Functions of the different types of meristem...
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AP: Chapter 38: Plant Reproduction

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Short, but sweet, this handout questions the learner on the structures and processes of plant reproduction. Budding botanists draw a dicot seed, label a flower diagram, and describe the functions of different flower parts. It also covers...
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Mixing in Math: Growing Plants

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Whether you have your class plant seeds or begin when sprouts are visible, math skills are used here to predict and track growth over time. Straw bar graphs show plant height on a given day while the graph as a whole shows changes over...
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A Hidden Beauty

For Teachers K - 2nd
Expose the beautiful mystery of bulbs as young botanists learn all about these fascinating plants. They glean information from a short text before observing actual bulbs (consider an onion), and comparing their findings with predictions....
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Virtual Lab: Plant Transpiration

For Students 7th - 12th
Virtual labs are a nice change once in a while. Using this resource, beginning botanists visit a website where they set up an experiment comparing the transpiration rate of geranium seeds in humid, normal, warm, and windy environments....
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Study Jams! Flowers

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
RJ hangs out in Zoe's garden as she explains pollination, flower anatomy, and fertilization. This cartoon-styled feature is sure to stay in your botanists' minds! Follow it with the dissection of large flowers, such as the lily. 
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Study Jams! Mosses and Ferns

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Mosses and ferns are some of the world's oldest types of plants. Here is a quality 10-slide presentation set to gentle background music for beginning botanists to view and enjoy. Accompanying captions explain that these are both...
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The Nature of Trees

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young botanists examine the different parts of tress and then draw parallels between the functions of these parts and the function of parts of the human body. 
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Those Particular Plants in Particular Regions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders, acting as a botanist, analyze information on different plants in different regions of California. They characterize each plant for each region and answer a variety of question for each plant while doing this study.
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Nasturtium as a herb

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners identify what herbs are and list examples of some. Then, they discuss what insects do when they land on flowers and why botanists gave them the Scientific name of nasturtium. Students also draw nasturtiums and write a short...
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Mimidi As Bush Tucker

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students discuss the career of a bush tucker and a botanist. They explore survival skills such identifying edible bush foods and their purposes. In addition, students discuss plants that are used for medicinal purposes and the legal and...
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Quandong as Bush Tucker

For Teachers K - 8th
Students identify and explain what a bush tucker is and list examples of it. Then, they read an introduction web page about the quandong and locate pictures of it on the Internet. Students also obtain quandong fruits and make the...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Sixteen varieties of wildflowers are here for your young botanists to correctly identify. The use of a field guide, or internet access will be necessary. Each of the 16 flowers has an accurate and colorful representation, and all of the...
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Who am I?

For Teachers K - 2nd
This resource allows young botanists to see plants, sea life, and more. They must find the name of the organism and paste it underneath the picture. The pictures are especially colorful. This would be a great worksheet for...
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The Sunflower Story

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young botanists discover what plants need to grow by listening to a story about a sunflower. The story is embedded in the plan, along with an excellent blackline master that is used to guide seven small groups of learners through their...
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Harvesting Energy from Food: How do Plants Help Humans?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Beginning botanists view slides of plant vascular tissue. They watch Magic School Bus Gets Planted, which you can find online, and then write a summary of what they have learned about plants. This lesson could be used with upper...
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Leaf Margins Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Diagrams of eighteen leaves array this assignment. Beginning botanists name the type of margin for each leaf. Terms such as toothed, lobed, or entire are not listed, so you may want to provide them on your classroom whiteboard. Another...
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Plant Diversity

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is an all-encompassing overview of the plant kingdom! In this worksheet, beginning botanists describe characteristics of the four different plant phyla, explain various life cycles, differentiate between monocots and dicots, and...
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AP: Chapter 29 and 30: Plant Diversity

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
It's a jungle out there! That is because of the tremendous diversity among plants. In this AP biology assignment, botanists answer questions about plant evolution, diversity, and reproduction. They differentiate between monocots and...

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