COLLECTION

PRIMARY ELEMENTARY |  HEALTH & NUTRITION SCIENCE 

Plant Parts Salad

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

Concepts: Plant Parts | Healthy Choices

Essential Questions

  • How can we identify each of the plant parts in our schoolyard garden?
  • What do each of the plant parts provide for the plant?
  • How does eating a variety of plant parts nourish our bodies?

Standards Addressed

Focus
  • S1L1c. Students will identify the parts of a plant: root, stem, leaf, and flower.
  • HE1a. Students will tell how healthy behaviors impact personal health and wellness.

Explorations in this Collection

Tasting the Plant Parts

Tasting the Plant Parts

Introducing Plant Parts We Eat and Sorting Plant Parts

Introducing Plant Parts We Eat and Sorting Plant Parts

Singing a Plant Parts Song and Exploring in the Garden

Singing a Plant Parts Song and Exploring in the Garden

Recommended Resources

Online

Children’s Literature

  • Eat Healthy, Feel Great by William Sears
  • The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons (Provided in Lesson Kit)
  • Good Enough to Eat by Lizzy Rockwell (Provided in Lesson Kit)