Growing Plant II

Overview: Kindergarten through 2nd grade students work as a whole class and in pairs discussing and manipulating pictures to discover how interdependencies among plants and their environments, including the students themselves, affect plant growth.

Pre-requisite: Growing Plant I.

Lesson Objectives

Curriculum Context


After working in pairs and as a whole class, students will be able to:

  • summarize ways in which the interaction between plants and elements in their environment affect the plant’s growth.

  • demonstrate transfer of what they learned about these relationships to how students themselves affect the growth of plants.


Primary-level science standards/benchmarks

Students will:

  • understand that science is the study of systems and their components, using the themes of constancy and change; interaction and interdependence; and energy.

  • classify the way that things in the environment help plants grow and/or take away plant growth.

  • Change over time

  • Accumulations

  • Interdependencies

  • Reinforcing feedback



Systems Tools

  • Teacher Visuals

  • Student Visuals

  • Baggies or envelopes

  • 12” by 18” construction paper

  • Plant booklets from The Growing Plant lesson

  • Tape or magnets

  • Glue sticks

  • Pencils

Optional visuals from The Growing Plant lesson:

  • Photosynthesis Extension

  • Pollination Extension

  • Homework Lesson 2


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