2 Goal My goal is to help first grade students understand how the seed starts a new plant;stages, parts of the plantand their jobs, and what we eat.
3 Seeds contain new plants A seed is the start of a new plantThe have different shapes, sizes and colorsFlowers make seedsCovered in a seed coat to protect and keeps tiny leaves and root insideContains food for the new plant
4 seeds travel seeds to grow need: seeds stick to socks stick to animal furseeds blow in the windseeds to grow need:SoilWaterSunlightSeeds are planted to grow in the gardens
5 Plants’ Stages Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Germ grows inside seed Plant shoots up from germRoots develop down from germStage 3Leaves developRoots grow
7 Plant Parts Stems Roots Have little tubes that carry water and food to the rest of the plantHold up leaves and flowers of the plantGrass, flowers, and vines have soft stemsRootsCollect water and minerals for the plantThey hold the plant in the groundSome plants store food in the roots
8 Leaves Flowers Make food for the plant Green leaves + air + sunlight = plant foodFlowersFlowers are many sizes, colors, andshapesMake seedsThe seeds grow into new plants
9 Kinds of Plants There are trees. There are flowers. There are bushes. Parts of the treeRootsTrunk (is the tree’s stem)BranchLeavesFruitThere are flowers.There are bushes.
10 Parts of the plants that we can eat SeedsCornRootsPotatoesCarrotsLeavesLettuceSpinachStemcelery
11 Bibliography Jo Ellen Moore, “Plants” http://www.evan-moor.com Planting FlowersPlants
12 Additional Resources - Worksheets Plants We EatFavorite FlowersParts of a Plant