Grades 5-8 Classroom Activities
Below you will find some example classroom activities relevant to the 5-8 grade levels. Click on the icon to view standards associated with that activity. Do you have activities related to PBB that you have implemented in the classroom? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plant Parts/Physiology (5-8)
Why We Care About Plants (5-8)
Students will learn about the parts of a flower, pollinators, and how pollen transfer happens. To evaluate what they have learned, students will create what they think is the ideal flower for success in pollination.
Ecosystems and Biomes (5-8)
Plant Observation (5-8)
In this activity, students will get creative and create field guides for plants they are observing for the first time. After making their field guides, they will look at published field guides to learn all about the plant they have observed.
Send students on a scavenger hunt to seek out various botanical features of plants. Students will document their findings with a digital camera and present what they found to the rest of the class. Happy hunting!
Plants and Climate (5-8)
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