From Seed to Plant Life Cycle Unit Study

The theme for Nature Book Club this month is Life Cycles. Something as simple as growing a plant from a seed is an excellent way to teach your kids about the life cycle of a plant. Since the beginning of the gardening season is upon us, I thought we would start a Plant Life Cycle Unit Study for our Nature Book Club studies.

plant life cycle unit study

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Starting a plant from seed will give your kids the opportunity to observe the parts of the plants growing at each stage. How the roots develop and expand to provide for the tiny little stalk. How two small leaves help the plant create food working with the nutrients the roots collect to create the right balance that leads to more leaves and eventually flowers and fruit or seeds.

Plant Life Cycle Unit Study

Plant Life Cycle Information

Life Cycle of a Plant from Science for Kids Club

Life Cycle of Plants from Science 4 Fun

Book List

Read about the life cycle of plants with these incredible books. Can you guess which book is our favorite? Yes, From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons – her books are so great!

Vocabulary Words

seed pollination germination root

Parts of a Flower
petal pistil stigma pollen stamens sepal stem

Printable Activities

Seed to Plant Coloring & Worksheet Pack from The Crafty Classroom

Plant Life Cycle Worksheets for Kids from Living Life and Learning

Plant Life Cycle Worksheet from Itsy Bitsy Fun

Life Cycle of a Plant Pack from 3 Dinosaurs

Hands-On Activities & Crafts

Hang this Little Sprout House on your window and watch your seed grow!

Chlorophyll Paintings from Around the Kampfire

Parts of a Flower Craft from Natural Beach Living

There is a fun project to grow a bean plant at the end of the book, “From Seed to Plant“. Be sure to check out our Facebook Page to see our project progress.

Videos & Online Activities

Life Cycle of Plants Game from Turtle Diary

Interactive Life Cycle of a Plant Game from Science Kids

We Are Teachers shares this wonderful time-lapse video of how a plant’s root system grows so quickly.

You might be interested in Discovering Nature in the Garden

Hop on over to a few of the other Nature Book Club co-hosts to see what life cycles they are studying this month:

Drawing Praying Mantis egg case by Thaleia at Something 2 Offer
Butterfly Life Cycle Art Project by Emily at Table Life Blog
From Seed to Plant Life Cycle Unit Study by Jenny at Faith & Good Works
Bee Life Cycle activities by Karyn at Teach Beside Me

plant life cycle unit study

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