Activities

  • Make a poster with pictures and information on poisonous plants.
  • Make a poster with pictures and information on plants that are used as medicines.
  • Place celery in a tall glass with red food coloring. Notice after several days that the red food coloring is visible in the celery and may even reach its leaves, demonstrating the transport of water through the stem tubes.
  • Collect and press leaves. Create a leaf identification game with your collection.
  • Create a web page or album of the plant life in your yard or your neighborhood. Tell why you think the sort of plant life is present in your yard or neighborhood.
  • Make a chart of roots, stems and leaves that are edible.
  • Make a chart of the different parts of a flower.
  • Soak a bean seed. Carefully take it apart and note the embryo, seed leaf and food areas in the seed.
  • Make a chart illustrating plants that are monocots and those that are dicots.
  • Plant several different seeds. Keep a spreadsheet of their rate of growth.
  • Plant seeds in several different pots and give each various amounts of water. Chart their growth on a spreadsheet against the amount of water given each plant.
  • Place a plant in sunlight and another in a dark area such as a closet over a week. Observe the differences in the two plants and write those differences or chart them.
  • Take pictures or draw various trees that are angiosperms and those that are gymnosperms and note the differences in each type.
  • Create a dictionary of plant words.
  • Look at a cross section of a tree stump and see if you can determine the age of that stump.

Besides the resources above, other items consulted for this site…

Science in the Elementary School

The Plant Kingdom

Dreamweaver 2

Encyclopedia Britannica

Compton’s Encyclopedia

Columbia Encyclopedia