Lesson Plan

Life Cycle of a Plant

From seed to flower, students will learn all about the life cycle of a plant in this science lesson. Your class will discover what living things need to grow, and learn the various stages of a plant’s life span, with new vocabulary words.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recite and draw the life cycle of a plant. Students will be able to name the three things plants need to grow.


(10 minutes)
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  1. Introduce the class to the topic of the lesson, the life cycle of a plant. Explain that the life cycle of most plants start with a seed, and then ends with a fully-grown plant.
  2. Engage students in a discussion about what they know about plants. Some great discussion questions include: What are some examples of plants we might see? Where do we see plants? What are some things that plants need in order to grow?
  3. Tell the class that plants need water, dirt, and sun in order to grow. Write these words on the board or flipchart.