FoodPrints Curriculum

Sprouting Seeds and Growing Clones


Understanding Plant Parts

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

4th Grade


Fall / November


The purpose of this lesson is for students to study the different ways plants reproduce. They will learn about plant propagation and how tubers and bulbs clone themselves. They will also dissect seeds, bulbs, and tubers to investigate what they have in common that allows them to reproduce, and practice using succulent leaves to start new succulent plants.

Big Idea

There are multiple ways plants reproduce.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the different ways that plants canreproduce?
  • How do plant parts support reproduction?

Instructional Video to Support Teaching This Lesson