Botany Teacher Resources

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Biology Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th
In this biology worksheet, students complete short answer questions about botany, animals, plants, DNA, and more. Students complete 15 short answer questions.
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Plant Cell Crime Scene

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Use science to solve the mystery of the Poplar murder. Pupils use forensic botany to determine if a suspect could be the killer. By analyzing images from a Transmission Electron Microscope, learners determine if the material found on the...
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Flowers to Dye For

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students observe biology by completing a plant experiment in class. In this botany lesson, students discuss the anatomy related to a plant and how roots and stems are necessary to its survival. Students utilize food coloring and examine...
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Botanical Bookmarks

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students increase their comprehension of botany as they collect, identify, and classify various leaves. They observe that each leaf has its own unique color, texture, design, and pattern. Students create a pressed-leaf bookmark,...
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Plant Part Exploration: Stems

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Explore water transport in plant stems using this fun experiment! Your scientists will start by reading Stems by Vijaya Bodach. Then, activate prior knowledge about plant stem functions and water transportation. Demonstrate this concept...
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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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Collaborative Lab Experiments

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Life science teams experiment by placing sprigs of Elodea into a sodium bicarbonate solution and counting the oxygen bubbles produced. Data is recorded and graphed on a Google spreadsheet, making this not just a lesson in photosynthesis,...
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Seed Transport

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore botany by completing KWL worksheets. In this seed transportation lesson, students define a list of vocabulary terms associated with botany and seedlings before completing worksheets based on assigned text. Students...
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Home-Made Chia Pets

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore plant life by creating a plant art project. In this botany lesson, students utilize a pine cone and oat seeds to create the beginnings of a Chia Pet style plant. Students water their plants daily in class and observe...
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Design a Colonial Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore botany by completing an art design activity in class. In this gardening history lesson, students identify the plants and crops utilized in the Colonial era for both food and medicine. Students utilize geometry to create...
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For Students 4th - 5th
In this botany worksheet, students read a 2 page article on botany, choose the multiple choice answer to 3 questions, determine if 3 statements are true of false and fill in the blanks in 5 facts about botany.
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Power to the Peanut

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students locate information about the life and research of African American botanist George Washington Carver. They identify how Carver's knowledge of botany contributed to improvement of farming practices and introduction of new...
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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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Botany: What are the types of rice?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Pupils explore the different types of rice. In this botany lesson, students match characteristics of rice with its variety.
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Learning the Parts of a Plant

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover the anatomy of a plant by labeling a picture.  In this botany instructional activity, 1st graders examine and dissect several real plants in class and define their different parts.  Students utilize the Internet to...
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Ho'opiha - Growing in Knowledge: Terrarium Project

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore environmental protection by conducting a research experiment in class. In this botany lesson, students identify the necessities for growing a plant indoors and create a small terrarium for their plant. Students observe...
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Do Some Research - Botany

For Students 5th - 6th
In this science research worksheet, students use the library or Internet to determine what botany is the study of. They write the answer on the blue line, write a short essay about the topic, and draw a picture to accompany the answer.
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Agriculture and Fishery Arts: Plant Production, First Year

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore plant life and botany by growing their own crops. In this agriculture lesson, students identify the importance of soil and which plants grow best during specific seasons. Students utilize the appropriate tools and grow...
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The Great Seed Rescue

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore biology by participating in a seed saving activity. For this botany lesson, students identify the importance of seeds in the reproduction of food and utilize push pins and jars to collect real seeds. Students label the...
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Why Buy Dirt?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore plant life by participating in a soil analysis activity. In this botany lesson, students identify the types of nutrients and minerals found in specific soils which can allow plants to grow their best. Students utilize...
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How to Grow a Sunflower Plant

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore botany by conducting a sunflower growth experiment. In this plant life lesson plan, students identify the anatomy of a sunflower plant and the essential nutrients it requires to grow. Students utilize compost, soil,...
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A Rain Garden Year

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Pupils become plants in an interpretive play that depicts what happens throughout the seasons in a rain garden. As you narrate, pupils bloom, flower, and go to seed accordingly. The lesson is first in a series of lessons written for the...
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Fields in the Life Sciences

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Many fields of study require a specialty and a sub-specialty as you progress through your education. Scholars learn about six sub-specialties of life science. From botany to zoology, our knowledge of the world of living organisms expands...
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Allelopathy Experiments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore how allelopathy works in plants. In this botany lesson, students explain how this phenomenon affect other organisms. They read and analyze an article about allelopathy and discuss its flaws.