How do we name things?

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In this activity, learners will learn a bit about botany as the explore botanical names and common names of plants. They will try their hand at naming plants themselves, and then attempt to match common names with images of the plants. Activity includes instructions, cutout matching cards, and an answer key. This activity is best completed in a small group.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Flower card printouts
  • Flower name printouts
  • Scissors
  • A writing utensil
  • Internet access


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life

Informal Categories

  • Gardening


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  • Free access


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  • COSI Connects


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