STEM Engineering Challenge with Flowers.Let's engineer fantasy flowers and plants!!The STEM Flower Show demonstrates that integration of engineering is possible into any subjecteven the study of plants! Science, fantasy, mechanical, and structural engineering come together in a STEM lesson that all elementary grades will enjoy.
Science (STEM) for Kids: Exploring how water travels through a leaf or leaves (w/ FREE printable recording sheet). Perfect for a plant unit! (NGSS: Disciplinary Core Idea LS1.C)~ BuggyandBuddy.com
Just like animals, plants have structural and behavioral adaptations. Students can take notes on the definitions of each, and then list and diagram each photo under the correct category of its adaptation.
This resource could be incorporated into a plant unit in kindergarten or 1st grade. This is a diagram that students create to show the different parts of a plant. Students will create their plant and correctly label each part. I will use this as an activity to assess students to determine if they know the parts of the plants. #etlobest
Parts of a plant: we did this in Playschool a few weeks ago with kids ages 1-5 and took our time talking about the various things a plant needs to grow as we added each one and then our labels. We added a label for the stem, one for the leaf, and the petals. For the flower petals we used cupcake liners, a great activity for kids especially preschool age that's interactive, educational, and fun! A great precursor to planting real flowers or plants in the classroom or home as we did yesterday!