In this activity, students will learn about the common physical characteristics of plants. They will learn that all
plants have similar parts. They will learn that different plants have parts that look different from the parts of
other plants. Students will learn how plant parts help their functionality and how trees and plants contribute
to human needs.
Physical Characteristics of Plants, Plants' Contribution to our Survival
Real World Science Topics:
- An evaluation of the common physical characteristics of plants
- A comparison of the unique characteristics of individual plants including their seeds, leaves, stems, and petals
- An evaluation of the relationship between plants' characteristics and their function.
After completing this activity, students should be able to identify the parts of a plant. They will be able
to describe how different plant types have parts with unique characteristics. Students will also be able to
discuss the need for plants and trees and how they contribute to human life. Students will share ideas about
increasing trees in their community.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 1
Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on
difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating
scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most
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