First graders enjoy learning about life around them, including how plants grow. Enhance student understanding of how plants grow by introducing projects and activities to the classroom.
Help first graders understand that plants are alive because they breathe, eat and grow. Demonstrate that plants are alive by recording the growth in small houseplants.
Expose students to a variety of ideas about plants, such as planting a bean in soil to demonstrate the different stage of life in the plant, or placing carnations into colored water to demonstrate how plants suck up the water through the stem.
Demonstrate the different parts of a plant with different produce. Show how a carrot is the root of the plant, how celery is the stem of the plant, lettuce is the leaf of a plant, oranges are the fruit of the plant and how apples contain seeds.
- Planting Seeds in the Classroom
- Coral Bells
- Parts of Plants & What They Do
- Plant Identification for Children
- How Can I Crossbreed Two Different Fruit Plants?
- What Stage of Flowering Do the Buds Begin to Swell?
- How Is Water Transported From the Roots Throughout Plants?
- Identification of Indoor House Plants
- Plant Pigment Names
- Identify a Vine Plant
- Water Plants With Carbonated Water
- Plant Classification for Kids