Describe the life cycle of a plant from seed to seed.

THEME: The Living Soil–The Living Plant: We are all Interconnected and Related
STRAND: Science of Living Plants

Key Concepts

Predict and perform seed germination, seed collection, and seed saving.


Grow a plant from seed to seed, observe, measure, and record/graph growth.

Design and conduct an experiment about seed germination in different conditions.

Identify the six plant parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds) and the role they play in plant growth and reproduction.

Harvest a variety of seeds and compare structure and function.

Conduct a seed exchange.

Journal the life cycle of a plant, identifying plant parts and structures.

Grow ipu (gourd) or pumpkin. Identify male and female aspects of reproductive parts.

Plan and plant a Three Sisters Garden.

Dissect a bean seed. Identify various parts of the seed