Come on, let's grow!

Come on, let's grow!

list created by StacyO
Covering 5th grade plant structure topics such as photosynthesis, cellular respiration, plant transport systems, and vascular/non-vascular plants.
  • Grow a Beanstalk in a Box!

    In fifth grade, students explore plant and animal adaptations. Here's a fun activity you can do at home to explore a plant adaptation called phototropism.
  • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

    Shows the chemical formulas for photosynthesis and respiration, along with helpful explanations.
  • Find Out Why Leaves Change Color

    With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!
  • Photosynthesis and energy in nature - from Flying Turtle Exploring

    Photosynthesis, the starting point for energy's travels through life. Energy flowing through nature travels from the sun to the plants which use photosynthesis to convert it to carbohydrates for animals to use.
  • Go on a Backyard Botany Hunt

    Here's a fun activity that will have your class researching, collecting, and charting plant specimens from the neighborhood.
  • Celery Stick Science

    What really happens when you sprinkle that watering can? Here's a classic science experiment (younger than 5th grade, but helpful nonetheless) that shows how plants absorb water.
  • EEK! - A Tree's True Color

    An activity that explores the coloration of leaves.
  • Grade 5 - Plant Structures and Functions

    From the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill textbooks, this online resource has video clips and quizzes for 5th grade living science.