FoodPrints Curriculum

Meet the Plant Parts


Understanding Plant Parts

Standards Alignment:

DC Early Learning Standards

Grade Level:



Fall / November


The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand that we eat different parts of different plants: roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. Students will search for each of these plant parts in the school garden. They will sort fruits and vegetables by which part of that plant we harvest to eat, and work on observational drawings of edible flowers, such as broccoli and cauliflower. 

Big Idea

Plants have recognizable parts.

Guiding Questions

  • How can you recognize different plant parts?

Instructional Video to Support Teaching this Lesson