FoodPrints Curriculum

Scientific and Artistic Observations


Understanding Plant Parts

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

2nd Grade


Fall / November


The purpose of this lesson is for students to practice making detailed scientific observations as part of the scientific process. Students will compare artistic and scientific drawings, create their own artistic and scientific drawings and models, and label an interactive map of the winter garden.

Big Idea

Scientific observations help us understand the world.

Guiding Questions

  • How do careful observations help us understand the world?
  • How are diagrams and models useful for learning in the garden and kitchen?

Instructional video geared for students to support teaching this lesson