Plant Worksheets

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        Plant worksheets and life cycle of a plant worksheets that are designed for high school, middle school, and elementary school life science teachers are downloadable here for free. The parts of the flower labs where students learn plant anatomy along with plant life cycles. Click the Free Lesson Plan (PDF) link below or become a member to get access to the answer key and editable file. Free plant curriculum includes:
  • Plant Lab Experiment
    Plant Anatomy - The Parts of A Perfect Flower
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    Middle School Lab
    Upon completion of this lab activity, the student will be able to: (1) identify each flower part. (2) explain the role of each flower part.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
     
    Published by Guinevere Miller
  • Plant Lab Experiment
    Plant Anatomy - Which sex is it?
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    Middle School Lab
    Students should, when complete, be able to identify the parts of a flower and tell whether or not the flower has both male and female sex organs (perfect) or just one sex organ (imperfect).
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    MS-LS3-2 (Types of Reproduction)
     
    Published by Pamela Moy
  • Plant Lab Experiment
    Plant Growth Germination Lab
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) & Answer Key with Membership
     
    High School Lab
    The goal of this basic lab is break the misconception that photosynthesis is how plants grow. Students should also learn that plants grow by cell division. Students will be able to move past the misconception that plants use photosynthesis, not cell division, to grow.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    HS-LS1-5
    Common Core Standard
    RST 9.10.3, 9.10.5, 9.10.7, WST 9.10.1b, 9.10.1e, 9.10.2a, 9.10.7, 9.10.9
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Plant Lab Experiment
    Structure of Seeds and Effects of Fertilizer on Plant Growth
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    Elementary School Lab
    Students learn about the structural components of seeds of higher plants and the functions of each of these components. Students also investigate how fertilizer affects the growth of plants, particularly of seedlings, and how this relates to seed structure.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    5-LS2-1 (Movement of Matter)
    5-LS1-1 (Plant Nutrition)
    4-LS1-1 (Plant Animal Structures)
     
    Published by Ben Stark
  • Plant Lab Experiment
    Plant Anatomy Lab - What Parts are Food?
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    Free Teacher Notes
     
    Middle School Lab
    In this plant anatomy lab, students learn about the structure of angiosperm plants and their diversity of plant forms. Students make claims about which parts of plants, fruits, and vegetables come from.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • Plant Lab Experiment
    Plant Life Cycle - Structure and Function of Seeds
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    Elementary School Lab
    In the following exercises the structure of a seed (particularly the embryo) is observed and two experiments are performed to show the function of the cotyledons in providing nourishment to the plant during the early times after germination.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    MS-LS3-2 (Types of Reproduction)
    4-LS1-1 (Plant Animal Structures)
    3-LS1-1 (Life Cycles)
    2-LS2-2 (Seed & Pollination)
     
    Published by Ben Stark
  • Plant Lab Experiment
    Transportation in Plants
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    Middle School Lab
    Students will understand how the forces of adhesion and cohesion and the process of transpiration aid in the transportation of water through the plant. Students will recognize the form and function of stomata.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
     
    Published by Matthew Gibson
Parts of a Flower


Plant Concepts

  • Plant Tissue Cells - parenchyma cells, collenchyma cells, sclerenchyma cells.
  • Dermal Tissue - epidermis, trichomes.
  • Vascular Tissue - xylem, tracheids, vessel elements, phloem, sieve tube elements, pressure-flow model.
  • Ground Tissue - parenchyma, collenchyma, sclerenchyma.
  • Meristematic Tissue - plant growth by mitosis.
  • Leaves - blades, petiole, mesophyll, gaurd cells, compound leaf, leaflet.
  • Stems - node, internode, bud, vascular cambium, primary growth, secondar growth, tree rings, heartwood, sapwood, bark.
  • Roots - fibrous roots, taproot, root hairs, root cap, meristem, cortex, endodermis, vascular cylinder.
  • Cohesion-tension Theory - cohesion, adhesion, transpiration, capillary action, absorption.
  • Plant Classification - vascular tissues, seeds, flowers.
  • Sporophyte - spore producing plant, diploid.
  • Gametophyte - gamate producing plant, haploid.
  • Flowering Plants - Monocotyledonae, Dicotyledonae.
  • Monocots - flower parts in mliples of 3, single cotyledon, parallel viens, scattered vascular bundles, fibrous roots.
  • Dicots - flower parts in multiple of 4 and 5, paired cotyledons, branched veins, arranged vascular bundles, taproot.
  • Annuals - complete life cycle within one year.
  • Biennials - complete life cycle within two years.
  • Perennials - complete life cycle longer than two years.
  • Gymnosperm - Gnetophytes, Cycads, Ginkgoes, Conifers.
  • Pollination - wind, pollination drop.
  • Pollen Cones - male gametophytes, pollen grains.
  • Seed Cones - female gametophytes, ovules.


Lessons Organized by NGSS Standard