Botanist Teacher Resources

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Nasturtium as a herb

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars 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...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Introduction to Plants

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A vast overview of avascular and vascular plants, this PowerPoint displays all of the notes your botanists need to take. It lists primitive plant groups and their characteristics. It separates gymnosperms and angiosperms, also detailing...
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Dirt Babies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Dirt babies are an excellent way to show young botanists the plant life cycle. They explore the functions and industry behind grasses before growing some of their own. Use the informational text here and consider implementing some...
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Needs of Plants

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
What better way to learn about plant life than by creating a class garden? Young botanists start with a brief discussion about radishes before planting seeds and watching them grow. To determine the importance of water, sunlight, and...
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Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do seeds get around? It's not like plants can control seed dispersal—or can they? Dig deeper into the amazing mechanisms of seed dispersal observed in tropical plants through interactives, a video, and plenty of hands-on data...
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The Wild World of Carnivorous Plants

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ew! Yuck! Young botanists are sure to be fascinated by a short video that details the workings of carnivorous plants and offers an explanation for why some plants have evolved flesh-eating adaptations.
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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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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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Seeds - What are Seeds?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
At minimum, beginning botanists learn the terminology used when discussion seed germination. This set of slides lists basic seed parts, requirements for germination, steps of the process, and then it differentiates between monocot and...
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Plants Scavenger Hunt Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The hunt is on! Provide young botanists with a list of eighteen plant-related questions and let them loose as they search for answers on corresponding fact cards. Perform this activity in the classroom or use it as an opportunity to take...
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Photosynthesis Diagrams Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Help young botanists get to the root of photosynthesis with this series of worksheets. By completing these diagrams, students demonstrate their understanding of the biological structures and chemical reactions that make this amazing...
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Plant Life: How Does Your Garden Grow

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Get your botanists growing with this STEM lesson plan. Your super scientists measure soil, plant, observe, record, then graph and present their findings to answer the driving question, How do different fertilizers affect the growth of...
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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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