School Readiness

Plant Life

Children gathered around table full of plants and gardening toolsTeachers may use this guide as a resource to respond to children’s interests and curiosity as they explore the fascinating world of plants. Through planned explorations, teachers will engage children in the process of scientific inquiry.

Teacher's Guide
Some of the topics included in this guide that teachers and children might choose to study include plant parts, where seeds come from and planting seeds. To guide these explorations, teachers will find suggested activities, along with related vocabulary and recommended books and materials for each topic.

Recommended Materials
Teachers will find a list of basic equipment, supplies, and books to facilitate children’s science explorations of plant life. The list recommends various food items, seeds, live flowers, photo illustration, and poster ideas to bring the study of plants to life.