Plant Investigations

Examining the parts of a plant is a fascinating experience. Choose one or two different plants and take them out of their pots. Shake off dirt to expose the roots. Lay the plants on a table or counter along with some magnifying glasses. Help students identify the flower, leaves, stem, and roots of the plants. After discussing the purpose of each plant part, have the students draw a plant, complete with roots. 

For a scripted lesson of this activity and other great plant games and ideas, 
check out our plant unit.