Flowering Plants Lesson Plan

Flower PartsEducation/Videos:

We”ll be starting off with this awesome BBC site (does it seem like BBC has all the cool stuff?), containing a really nice diagram on flower parts, and lots of detailed information about pollination and fertilization.

I like this video of a narcissus plant actively blooming.  It’s just fun!

This is a very cool, interactive site with a variety of interesting plant options, but I especially liked the segment on how different animals or insects view flowers.  How do you see flowers?  What about a bat or a bee?

Neat microscope images of various types of pollen.  We will have fun looking at these, but I don’t see us spending a lot of time here.  It’s more for FYI.

How many different flower shapes do you know?  We will look over this site, but I don’t think we will spend a lot of time here, either. I don’t feel we need to memorize all of these.

Games:

After the parts of a flower have been learned, the kids can practice with this fun BBC game.  (See what I mean about BBC?)

This next game, is so fun!  I admit that I played it a couple times myself.  Can you survive as a plant, or would you go extinct?  You must strike the proper balance between roots, leaves, and flowers.

Can you design a flower that will attract hummingbirds?  What about butterflies and bees?

Vocab to know:

  1. Pollen
  2. Pollination
  3. Petals
  4. Sepals
  5. Stamens
  6. Anthers
  7. Stigma
  8. Ovary/Ovule
  9. Nectar/Nectary
  10. Filament

Experiment/Hands-on:

The kids can color and label this flower anatomy page from enchanted learning.

AND

We’ll be dissecting a flower, trying to find all the parts we have learned, and viewing them with a magnifying glass or our handy-dandy, microscope.

5 thoughts on “Flowering Plants Lesson Plan

  1. Crystal says:

    This is a great blog. I was thinking of looking up flowers from all the states we will be going to and doing a project as we cross the United States. We will be traveling during spring so there should be a plethora of flowers.

  2. Traci's Teaching Times says:

    I always find your blog so helpful and interesting. I love the way you put your lesson plans on here and they always look so simple and laid out. Your plans could make a very indepth lesson, but you put them on here to where they don’t look so overwhelming. Thanks

  3. Sheri Amsel says:

    Hi Becky,
    Would you be willing to use an updated version of the flower parts at: https://beckyboop.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/flowering-plants-lesson-plan/?

    The new version has our web link and is at: http://www.exploringnature.org/graphics/plants/flower_parts_72.jpg Thanks!

    Also I would love to chat with you about trading a site subscription to Exploringnature.org in exchange for you reviewing our site for your readers.

    Happy Holidays!
    Sheri Amsel
    Science Coordinator, Exploring Nature Educational Resource

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