Discover 66 plants from around the globe, and their biomes, with Plant Hunters - a dynamic interactive tool supported by the Verizon Foundation. With Plant Hunters you can take a virtual walk through The New York Botanical Garden, exploring plants through photographs, videos and interactive games. Bring this interactive tool, and other botany and plant resources, into your classroom with the following resources from Science NetLinks.
Identify and sort plant parts through hands-on activities and group discussions. Then work with magnifying lenses and tape measures to document observations.
Grades K-2 | Lesson Plan
Learn how all kinds of animals’ food can be traced back to plants and that the sun is the ultimate source of energy needed for all organisms to stay alive and grow.
Grades 3-5 | Lesson Plan
Learn about the parts of a flower, and the process of sexual reproduction in plants.
Grades 6-8 | Lesson Plan
Microscopically detect the presence of chloroplasts, cell walls, and cell membranes of the common aquarium plant, Elodea
Grades 9-12 | Lesson Plan
Some plants are able to recognize their family members and treat them better than other plants.
Grade 6-12 | Science Update (Podcast)
Biomes of the World provides information on rainforest, tundra, taiga, desert, temperate, and grassland biomes. For each of these, information is provided about the climate, plants, and animals found there.
Grade: K-12 | Tool