Unit Study: Kindergarten Plant

Age and Grade Requirements

  • Age: 5-6 years old
  • Grade: Kindergarten


By the end of this unit study, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and name parts of plants and their functions.
  2. Understand the basic needs of plants for growth and survival.
  3. Explore the life cycle of plants, from seed to maturity.
  4. Enhance creativity through arts and crafts activities.
  5. Gain exposure to basic concepts of science, history, and geography related to plants.

Schedule (5 Days)

Day 1: Introduction to Plants

  • Introduction to the concept of plants and their importance
  • Identify and discuss parts of a plant (e.g., roots, stems, leaves)
  • Arts and crafts: Create a “Parts of a Plant” diagram

Day 2: Plant Needs and Photosynthesis

  • Focus on the basic needs of plants: Discuss sunlight, water, soil, and air
  • Learn about photosynthesis and how plants make food
  • Science experiment: Observe plant growth under different light conditions

Day 3: Life Cycle of Plants

  • Explore the life cycle of plants: From seed to seedling, growth, flowering, and seed production
  • Engage in a hands-on planting activity: Plant seeds in pots or cups
  • Arts and crafts: Create a flipbook illustrating the stages of a plant’s life cycle

Day 4: Flowers and Pollination

  • Focus on flowers and their role in pollination
  • Discuss the importance of bees and other pollinators
  • Reading a related storybook

Day 5: Plants Around the World and Culmination

  • Discuss different types of plants found in various regions of the world
  • Geography component: Identify famous gardens and botanical sites
  • Culmination activity: Create a “Plant Art Gallery” showcasing student artwork inspired by different types of plants

Recommended Books (with Amazon Links)

  1. “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle Amazon Link
  2. “From Seed to Plant” by Gail Gibbons Amazon Link
  3. “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert Amazon Link

Recommended Video Links

  1. SciShow Kids: “The Life Cycle of Plants” YouTube Link
  2. Peep and the Big Wide World: “Plants Are Alive” YouTube Link
  3. National Geographic Kids: “Photosynthesis: How Plants Make Food” YouTube Link

Arts and Crafts Activity

Create “Plant Collage”: Provide various materials (colored paper, tissue paper, buttons, etc.) for students to create a collage of different parts of a plant.

Science Experiment

“Light and Plant Growth”: Observe how plants respond to different light conditions by placing some plants in sunlight and others in a shaded area.

Culmination Activity

Create a “Plant Art Gallery” in the classroom, displaying student artwork inspired by different types of plants.

Bible Connection

Discuss biblical references to plants, such as the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9) and the imagery of the tree of life in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:8-9), exploring the significance of plants in spiritual contexts.

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