Standard 1.3 Organisms change in form and behavior as part of their life cycles.
  • 1.3.1 Plants and animals have life cycles that include a predictable sequence of stages: they begin life, develop into adults, reproduce, and
eventually die.
  • 1.3.2 Plants and animals produce offspring of their own kind. Offspring closely resemble their parents, but individuals vary in appearance
and behavior.


Plants and animals are both living things. They both need food and water to survive. Plants, unlike animals, cannot move around to get what they need to
survive. Their environments limit them. Plants can do something animals cannot do. Plants can make their own food! They use sunlight, water
and carbon dioxide in a process called photosynthesis.

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Wisconsin Fast plants




The Secret Life of Flowers

Here ia a botany lesson on Parts of a Plant.

Seeds
How does a seed get out of its shell?






Here is a fun clip, made by middle school students, about how seeds travel!

The University of Illinois Extension Service has a great program called "My First Garden." It is available online or CD in English and in Spanish.
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Click on the veggies.


Play the great plant escape with Detective LePlant. He will help you learn about the parts of a plant. This game is available in English and Spanish online.
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Click on the veggies.