Homeschool Lettuce Learn

Plant Needs

In this series of Lessons to Grow By, we are exploring plant needs. For healthy growth and development, plants must obtain just the right amounts of light, water, air, and nutrients and they also need space to grow. These five requirements are the basic needs for all plant life. Fortunately for our world full of diverse environments, different plants need different amounts of each of these essentials so there are plants well adapted to grow in almost all environmental conditions. Through these activities, kids will investigate plant needs to better understand how to be take care of their green friends while also gaining a deeper appreciation for how the living and nonliving elements in an ecosystem work together. Each week will be interactive, hands on, participatory, and something fun to take home for continued learning.

  • January 5: Light
  • January 19: Water
  • February 2: Air
  • February 16: Nutrients
  • March 2: Space to Grow

Plant Parts

We are investigating important botany basics by studying plant parts. Take a look around your yard or a nearby green space and you will most likely notice a great diversity of plants. From tall trees with woody stems to the soft, creeping grass along the ground, plants can be found in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Despite their differences in appearance, plants share a common set of parts. Learning about how the different parts function is essential to exploring plant growth and development. This foundational knowledge also contributes to our understanding how to care for the plants in our gardens and environment. Each week will be interactive, hands on, participatory, and something fun to take home for continued learning.

  • March 16: Roots
  • April 6: Stems
  • April 20: Leaves
  • May 4: Sporangia, Cones, and Flowers
  • May 18: Fruits
  • June 1: Seeds

Homeschool Lettuce Learn

 

Verification