Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Vocabulary
Upper Primary
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Education Standards

Parts of a Plant

Parts of a Plant


Learn about the parts/functions of a plant and create a plant flip book.

There are three different versions of the flip book provided:

1) Blank

2) Only vocabulary words

3) Vocabulary and functions Fill- In- The - Blank

Create a Plant Flip Book- Remix

Motivator/ Hook:  Have students brainstorm names of different parts of plants and list them on the board using a circle  map(roots, stems, leaves, flowers, trunks, branches, stalks, buds, etc.). Circle/emphasize the parts of a plant you will be learning about today and show where they are located on a plant diagram projected on the whiteboard (roots, stems, leaves, and flowers). Then place them on a brace map for organization. 

Share with students that each part of the plant has a different job to help the plant survive.  have scholars complete a two minute table talk making predictions about what they think the jobs of each part of the plant are based on their location on the plant.

I Do: Read aloud a book about the parts of plants and their functions from your school or classroom library, or find an video about plant parts.  While reading, have the students discuss the different parts of the plant as they are talked about in the book or video and their function. Record it on the Brace map. 

We Do: After the reading or video is complete and the brace map is complete with the parts of a flower/ plant and each function have scholars engage in a class discussion to talk about their previous predictions and any new information they learned on the circle map. Have scholars follow along with you to fill in the Foldable on Parts of a Plant. You can also have scholars work together in partners or groups since the information is organized on the brace map for their reference. 

You Do: Have the students illustrate and color a plant on the front of the flip book. (Alternative: Already have a drawn and copied flower on the front flap of the foldable.)  In order for it to line up with the inside of the flip book, their plant must cover the entire vertical space on the front of the book (roots should be on the bottom quarter and the flower should be on the top quarter - stems and leaves should be throught the middle half).  When they are finished, have the students open their flip book and cut the lines between the names of the parts of the plants.  Only have them cut between the words flower, leaves, stem, and roots.  If they cut all the way across their flip book will be in pieces!!!



Flip Book Template


Credit to: Jessalyn Spell