Plant Features

This Plant Features activity & project also includes:

Pine needles are actually modified leaves. In the 16th installment of 20, young scientists explore plants. Through an analysis of leaves — shape, veins, and edges — pupils see how to classify plants based on structural features.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce dichotomous keys to also discuss plant identification
  • Have learners do leaf drawings to show the structural features and post in hallway
Classroom Considerations

  • Appropriate for elementary students as well

  • Provides answer key
  • Includes exercises worksheet 

  • None
Common Core