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Lesson Plan: Plants (Science - Grade 2)

Subject:  Science

Grade: 2

Lesson Objective: To learn about what a plant needs to grow

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.




  • What do you know about plants?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • There are so many different types of plants and so many different facts that we know about them.
  • Some plants have flowers and those flowers have seeds.
  • Other plants grow seeds without flowers.
  • All plants absorb water through their roots.  Roots grow under the ground.  Some plants even live in the water and their roots float.
  • All plants have leaves.  Most plants have green leaves, but leaves can be different colors.
  • Plants have stems.  Plants that are trees have a very big stem called a trunk.
  • There are plants all around us.  We eat food from plants.  Fruits and vegetables grow on plants.
  • Plants need several things so that they can grow.  What do you think they need?  (Allow the students to answer).
  • You are going to read about plants.  You are then going to answer questions about what you have read.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share your answers?  (Allow the students to share)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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