Topic: plants

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify different types of plants and their basic characteristics.


  • Pictures of different types of plants (such as flowers, trees, and vegetables)
  • Chart paper and markers


  • Ask students if they have ever seen or heard of any different types of plants. Write their answers on the chart paper.
  • Ask students what they know about plants. Write their answers on the chart paper.

Direct Instruction

  • Show students pictures or real examples of different types of plants.
  • Ask students to describe what they see in each picture or example.
  • Ask students to share any information they know about each type of plant.

Guided Practice

  • Divide students into small groups and give each group one of the types of plants discussed.
  • Have students take turns describing the plant and asking questions about it to their group members.
  • Encourage students to use their knowledge to help guide their group members in identifying and describing the plant.

Independent Practice

  • Have students work individually or in small groups to create a classroom garden containing a variety of the types of plants discussed.
  • Encourage students to be creative and use their knowledge of plants to choose specific types for their garden.
  • Allow enough time for students to care for their garden and monitor its growth.


  • Have students share their gardens with the class and discuss the different plants they chose and why they chose them.
  • Remind students of the importance of plants in our everyday lives and the different ways they can be used.


  • Observe students during the sorting and discussion activities to see if they are able to identify and explain the different uses of plants.
  • Evaluate students' independent practice projects for their ability to compare and contrast different plants and their uses.

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