Plants Science Centers


Plant Science Centers

Hey y'all! We're back for another round of science center ideas! Today, we're talking all about plants. (If you missed my post on setting up science centers, check them out here and grab your freebie!) 

On Monday, we set up an experiment to find out just how important sunlight is to plants. We put one plant in the sun, one in the shade, and one in the dark. At the end of the week, we check on our plants and see how they've changed. (Don't worry, I've never lost a plant in this process! You can revive the poor darkened plant by putting it back in the sun on Friday and giving it a little TLC.) 

Of course, no unit is complete without a story to get us started. I love The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, but there are MANY great plant books to choose from.


Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, students go to different centers to learn about plant parts, what they do, plants we eat, the life cycle, and more!


Each lab station has direction cards with pictures and is just right for K-2 learners.


And each station is hands on, engaging, and fosters independence. 


My students always love tasting different parts of plants. I pick up some carrots, celery, spinach leaves, broccoli, and sunflower seeds at the store and the kids are always floored by how many plant parts they already eat. And who doesn't love a science activity you can eat?!


Check out the unit in my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking here or on the images above. 

I hope you found some new favorite activities for your classroom. I'm always adding new things to my Teachers Pay Teachers store so be sure to follow me for the latest updates, ideas, and resources. Have a wonderful week and I'll talk to you soon. 

Stay cozy,

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