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

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Introducing Plant Parts We Eat and Sorting Plant Parts

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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)