Growing Plant I

Overview: Primary level students “working as a class and in pairs” will learn about the interdependent parts of a flowering plant and the ways that a plant changes over time.

Lesson Objectives

Curriculum Context


Students will be able to:   

  • Identify the parts of a plant.

  • Describe the function and interdependencies of the plant parts.   

  • Describe the ways that plants change over time.

This lesson is appropriate for primary level science classes. It also focuses on listening and speaking skills, as well as viewing and presentation skills.  

The lesson incorporates the following science standards and benchmarks:   

Students will:  

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

  • Use listening skills to understand and assess others’ viewpoints and ideas. 

  • Verbally communicate ideas to the whole class and to their partners. 

  • Use various strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate and/or appreciate visual media, technological, and informational materials. 

  • Understand and use a variety of visual and informational materials to support their presentations.  

In addition, students will:  

  • Know how plants and animals change over time.

  • Follow 2- and 3-step oral directions.

  • Use a variety of listening skills.

  • Ask and respond to questions respectfully. 

  • Change over time

  • Interdependencies

  • Accumulations

  • Reinforcing feedback




Systems Tools

  • Teacher visuals

  • A set of student visuals and a book template for each student

  • An example of the flower book

  • Transparent tape or magnets

  • Chalk

  • Glue or glue sticks for each student

  •  Pencils for each student

  • “Extension” worksheet for each pair of students, if desired

70 – 90 minutes


  • Causal Loops


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