Thursday, May 16, 2013

Science Unit: Plants

A few of you have been asking about our science unit this month.  The theme is PLANTS and I now have our unit worksheets available for purchase on Teachers Pay Teachers (click here for the direct link).  If you want more information about how my science station is organized, check out this blog post and this blog post.  

Similar to my other science units, this Plant Unit is based around 9 vocabulary words: 
*Seeds        *Petal        *Flower        *Roots        *Stem        *Plant        *Branch        *Trunk        *Leaves

I created 2 assessments (one for receptive/expressive vocabulary and one for basic concepts) as well as 16 worksheets addressing a variety of skills (from writing, to following directions when coloring, graphing, counting, matching, categorizing, sequencing, measurement, word search, as well as cut and glue activities.  This unit addresses my students' science IEP goals as well as a variety of other goals (language arts, math, speech, and occupational therapy).

Here are the 2 assessments.  Firs is the receptive/expressive vocabulary, followed by the concept "test."

And here is the vocabulary page which can be utilized as matching page (picture-to-picture or word-to-picture). 

Here are some examples of worksheets included in this product:

Also, here are some pictures of the other "hands-on" items we use to supplement the worksheets.  Students usually get to use these when they finish their work each day as a reward.

 We have some cute planting books:

 This hands-on center allows kids to look at different plants with a magnifying glass, sort fruits vs. vegetables, and label the parts of a plant with a dry erase marker.

 This activity allows students to build their own plants and then measure/write the measurement down using dry erase markers.

 This is a magnetic puzzle where you have to put the pieces of the plant on and then also use the magnetic words to label each part.

If you are interested in seeing a similar unit on my Body Parts Science Unit, check out this post.


  1. I really like your science unit, I am in that limbo between the resource room and the "regular" classroom, so I try to modify what they are doing. It's just that they are so busy with the reading,writing and math curriculum, there isn't much time for science! I have more control at ESY, so I'm wanting to attach science to our theme. You are giving me some great ideas! thank you!Paula

  2. So glad to see your plants unit available on TpT! Where did you get the supplemental materials? Are they Lakeshore?

    1. I just tried looking up the supplemental materials and I think they have all been discontinued. The tri-fold center was from Lakeshore (discontinued), and the other interactive activities were from (also discontinued). I did find the magnetic flower labeling activity by googling "Parts of a Flower Magnetic Tiles" and found it for sale at:

      I love these stinks they are no longer easily available!

  3. So glad to see your plants unit available on TpT! Where did you get the supplemental materials? Are they Lakeshore?