Lesson 2 WS
Objective: The student will learn to differentiate the parts
of the plant we eat.
- Assorted parts of edible plants (either pictures or the
real thing). Some suggestions include: broccoli, sunflower seeds, lettuce,
asparagus, carrots, turnips, radishes, spinach, celery, tomato, apple, peas,
- Which part of the plant do we eat? worksheet
Review with the students the part of the plant
Ask students to observe the food and either write or draw
where the food belongs on the worksheet. For example, hold up a carrot (the
whole plant with leaves and stem) and talk about how most Americans eat the
orange part of this plant. Ask, "If we eat the orange part, what are we
eating?" (The root.)
Ask the students to record their answers by drawing or
writing "carrot" under the Root column.
Complete the chart with the other plant parts. Students may
want to think about common fruits and vegetables and add their own ideas to
- Let the students finish the work independently.
- Use the rubric to evaluate the students work.