Adopt a Plant



Adopt a Plant

Students will compare and contrast the life cycles of seasonal crops to trees, closely observing the growth of those plants in the schoolyard garden.

Concepts: Plant Life Cycles

Essential Questions

  • How can we describe the full life cycle of a plant?
  • How can we describe the full life cycle of a tree?
  • How does a tree change through the seasons?

Standards Addressed

  • S2L1b. Students will relate seasonal changes to observations of how a tree changes throughout a school year.
  • S2L1c. Students will investigate the life cycle of a plant by growing a plant from a seed and by recording changes over a period of time.

Explorations in this Collection


Adopting a Tree

seasons / trees sort-plants.jpg

Adopting a Seasonal Plant

life cycle / plants / seasons photo-349536.jpg

Making Seed Necklaces

germination / life cycle / plants

Recommended Resources


Children’s Literature

  • A Tree for All Seasons by Robin Bernard
  • A Tree is Nice by Janie May Udry
  • The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown