How Does Your Garden Grow?
Growing Plants- A Resource For Teachers And Parents


Do you have kindergarten or first grade students who love science, technology, and getting a little messy every now and then? Well then this is the site for you. 

This unit offers teachers and parents a plethora of resources regarding the life of plants.



By utilizing some of the features in this site, you introduce students to a fun and interactive way to learn about plants and how they grow. From information gained from this project, students should recognize that plants are living things and give examples of the benefits of plants on society.


Learning Objectives

→ Understand the growth cycle of plants through video, books and literature.

→ Identify the parts of a plant.

→ Compare and contrast the needs of plants against other living things. 

→ Express what thing they have learned about plants on the How Does Your Garden Grow Blog.


Core Understandings of Science

Next Generation Science Standards (National Standards under Adoption)

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. [Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Developing and Using Models

Analyzing Modeling in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to include using and developing models (i.e., diagram, drawing, physical replica, diorama, dramatization, storyboard) that represent concrete events or design solutions.

ESS3.A: Natural Resources

Systems and System Models