Plant Parts Salad

vegetable salad

Students will harvest vegetables from the garden, taste a variety of plants andlearn about their nutritional value. Students will learn parts of a plant bymaking a ‘plant parts salad.’

Chemistry in the Kitchen

glass vile in the kitchen

Students will complete the red cabbage chemistry experiment to observe a chemical change. Then students will demo multiple recipes and classify the changes as physical or chemical, including: mixing a salad, making a smoothie, making popsicles, making sun tea, making pancakes, observing oxidizing apples, sauteing a vegetable.

Tasting the Plant Parts

chopped vegetables on a cutting board

Students will harvest vegetables from the school garden (or another source) to make a salad that contains all the parts of a plant: leaves, stems, roots, flowers, and fruits, seeds or nuts.

Introducing Plant Parts We Eat and Sorting Plant Parts

Person inspecting roots of a plant

Students will be able to explain which vegetables come from which parts of a plant, based on the functions of different plant parts. Students will also understand that a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colors provides the widest nutritional value.