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Learning About Plants

Subject:

Science  

Grade:

K  

Title – Learning About Plants
By – Selena Rodriguez
Primary Subject – Science
Grade Level – Kindergarten

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Science Standard:

    6(B): The students will record observation about parts of plants including leaves, root, stem, and flowers.

Learning Objective(s):

    The student will:
    1. identify the parts of a plant
    2. write out the parts of the plant
    3. label the parts of the plant

List of Materials Needed:

  • Crayons
  • Worksheets
  • Flowering plant (optional)

Pre-Activity Preparation:

  • Create a coloring page worksheet of a plant with blanks pointing to the various parts. Make copies.
  • Put worksheets on their desk while the students sit quietly at the carpet.

Transitions:

  • Consequences – “If you talk while I am talking, you will have to change your color. If it’s on red, you will have to call home and no recess.
  • Rewards – “If you can tell me one thing that we learned today you can get a sticker” and “If I see that your whole table is working, you get a sticker for your table.

Establishing Set/Motivation/Introduction:

    Ask children if they can name a least one part of a plant.

Learning Experience/Presentation/Procedure:

  1. Students sit quietly on the carpet while the teacher puts their worksheets on their desk.
  2. The teacher tells students to please remain quiet during the lesson and remind them of the consequences and rewards.
  3. Explain to the students what the class will be doing today and show them an example with the answers filled in.
  4. Then hide the answers and have students label the plant. Whoever gets them right answer gets a sticker.
  5. Then tell students that they will be doing the same thing on their worksheet and to color very nicely after they have finished labeling the parts of their plant.
  6. Walk around and help the students and show the best ones that you see.

Closure:

  • Have students point out the parts of a plant on the teacher’s paper.
  • (Optional)Have students point out the parts of a plant on a real plant.
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