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Plant Parts You Eat

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, and Barbara Tharp, MS.

Plant Parts You Eat

This activity’s objectives are aligned with the National Science Education Standards, specifically those related to Science as Inquiry and Physical Science. In this activity, students will observe different plant-originated foods, and they will discover that humans consume a remarkable variety of plants and plant parts, such as roots, seeds, leaves, flowers and grains. Students will make and record observations, use evidence, draw conclusions, and use resources to find information.  

Concepts

  • Consumers depend on producers for food.
  • People rely on many different plants and plant parts for food.

Student Worksheets

Student pages in the teacher’s guide are provided in English and in Spanish.


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932