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Ch 5: Plant & Fungi Facts for Elementary School

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Through its video and text lessons, this chapter classifies several plants and explains how they thrive. Encourage your elementary or middle school pupil to study the lessons in order to supplement his or her classroom assignments and textbooks.

Plant & Fungi Facts for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

This chapter can be utilized to explore the cycles, structures and reproductive processes of plants. The text and video lessons include information about the plant life forms that are found in various regions. Your student will also discover the ways in which plants receive nourishment. The text and video lessons can be accessed online via a mobile device or stationary computer that is connected to the Internet.

About eight minutes in length, the videos are animated and narrated by real teachers. The timeline link under the videos contain the main segments of the lessons. Your child can access each topic simply by clicking the designated area. The text lessons include comprehensive transcripts and worksheets as well as course and quiz tabs.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Classifying Plants Lesson for Kids Students discover how plants are classified according to their tissue types.
Plant Kingdom Lesson for Kids This lesson explains how plants are categorized.
Photosynthesis & Photosynthesis Equation Lessons for Kids The process of photosynthesis and the photosynthesis formula are examined.
Chlorophyll & Chloroplast Lessons for Kids These lessons teach students about the functions of chlorophyll and chloroplast.
How Plants Grow & Plant Reproduction Lessons for Kids The processes by which plants grow and reproduce are outlined in these two lessons.
Parts of a Leaf & Plant Respiration Lessons for Kids Pupils discover the different components of leaves, and the necessity of plant respiration is explained.
Germination of Seeds & The Calvin Cycle Lessons for Kids These processes are described to elementary and middle school students.
Flowering & Nonflowering Plants, & Vascular & Nonvascular Plants Lessons for Kids The differences between these plants and flowers are explored in the two lessons.
Xylem & Phloem Lesson for Kids Students discover the functions of these vascular plant tissues.
Carnivorous & Poisonous Plants Lessons for Kids The characteristics and differences between the plants are outlined.
Australian & Arctic Plants Lessons for Kids Teachers provide facts about plants that are specific to these regions.
Rainforest, Mountain, Desert & Ocean Plants Lessons for Kids The characteristics of these plants are described in detail in each of the lessons.
Poison Ivy & Venus Flytrap Lesson for Kids Students can learn about the structure and effects of the plants.
Fungi Lesson for Kids: Definition, Facts & Characteristics Various forms of fungi are defined and described here.
What is Mold? - Lesson for Kids Some of the causes and types of mold are explored in this lesson.

58 Lessons in Chapter 5: Plant & Fungi Facts for Elementary School
Classifying Plants Lesson for Kids

1. Classifying Plants Lesson for Kids

While there might be several thousand different types of plants in the world, all these plants can be divided into two basic categories: vascular and nonvascular. Let's learn about how plants are classified.

Plant Kingdom Lesson for Kids

2. Plant Kingdom Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about the plant kingdom. We will learn about the importance of plants to all living things. We will also take a look at how plants get classified or divided into different groups based on their characteristics.

Photosynthesis Lesson for Kids: Process & Steps

3. Photosynthesis Lesson for Kids: Process & Steps

Did you know plants can make their own food? Plants use a process called photosynthesis to make food and oxygen. Learn how plants use carbon dioxide, water and light to run photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis Equation Lesson for Kids

4. Photosynthesis Equation Lesson for Kids

In the lesson, we will learn about how plants use the sun to make energy. We will explore what else plants need to make energy, and find out what else plants make in the process.

Chlorophyll Lesson for Kids

5. Chlorophyll Lesson for Kids

Did you know that plants are like chefs? They use a variety of ingredients to make their own food! Keep reading to find out more about the green pigment that not only gives plants their color but is also an important ingredient in their favorite recipe.

Chloroplast Lesson for Kids

6. Chloroplast Lesson for Kids

Green plants can make their own food! Does that surprise you? Because of a tiny structure known as a chloroplast, plants can be pretty independent. What's even more impressive is that you need a microscope to see chloroplasts, because they are very small.

How Plants Grow: Lesson for Kids

7. How Plants Grow: Lesson for Kids

There are many things that have to happen in order for a plant to grow. This lesson will teach you what to do to make sure your plant grows strong and healthy.

Plant Reproduction Lesson for Kids

8. Plant Reproduction Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about plant reproduction. Each spring, flowering and non-flowering plants grow baby plants. In order for this to occur, plants must go through a process of plant reproduction. Let's take a closer look.

Parts of a Leaf: Lesson for Kids

9. Parts of a Leaf: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever picked a leaf up off the ground and wondered what all the different parts are called? Although a leaf might look very simple, it is actually made up of complex parts! In this lesson, we'll talk about all the main parts of a leaf.

Plant Respiration Lesson for Kids

10. Plant Respiration Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about plant respiration. It will teach what is needed for respiration to occur within plants, and it will also explain the process of respiration.

Germination of Seeds Lesson for Kids

11. Germination of Seeds Lesson for Kids

Seed germination is an important phase of a plant's life. In this lesson, we're going to learn what is inside a seed and what it takes to make seeds grow. Then, test your knowledge with a short quiz.

The Calvin Cycle Lesson for Kids

12. The Calvin Cycle Lesson for Kids

Like you, plants need food to grow. Plants make their food using a process called photosynthesis. In this lesson, we will learn about one part of photosynthesis: the Calvin Cycle.

Flowering & Nonflowering Plants Lesson for Kids

13. Flowering & Nonflowering Plants Lesson for Kids

Stop and smell the roses...or pine trees, or daffodils, or lemon grass. There are thousands of different types of plants and they all have different looks, smells, and uses. This lesson describes the flowering and nonflowering categories of plants.

Vascular & Nonvascular Plants Lesson for Kids

14. Vascular & Nonvascular Plants Lesson for Kids

Scientists have identified over 250,000 different types of plants. Learn how these plants are classified as vascular or nonvascular by understanding the similarities and differences between the two groups.

Xylem & Phloem Lesson for Kids

15. Xylem & Phloem Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about the differences between phloem and xylem within plants and trees. Each has an equally important and very special job to do. Let's take a closer look.

Carnivorous Plants Lesson for Kids

16. Carnivorous Plants Lesson for Kids

You probably already know that animals who only eat other animals are called carnivores, but did you know that some plants are carnivores, too? This lesson will teach you about carnivorous plants and how they catch their food.

Poisonous Plants Lesson for Kids

17. Poisonous Plants Lesson for Kids

Plants are all around us, and we use many of them for food or decoration in our gardens! There are some plants, however, that are poisonous to humans and animals. Learn about different poisonous plants and their dangerous effects.

Australian Plants Lesson for Kids

18. Australian Plants Lesson for Kids

What kinds of plants grow in Australia? This lesson will teach you some basic facts about Australia and the different plants that grow there, from gum trees to kangaroo paw flowers.

Arctic Plants Lesson for Kids

19. Arctic Plants Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about the plants that grow in the icy cold Arctic region. You will see how they survive in such harsh conditions and what they look like.

Rainforest Plants Lesson for Kids

20. Rainforest Plants Lesson for Kids

Ever wonder what kind of plants live in rainforests? From chocolate beans to bananas, cork trees to a corpse flower - rainforests are home to more than half of the world's plants and animals. This lesson will tell you more!

Mountain Plants Lesson for Kids

21. Mountain Plants Lesson for Kids

The climate and geography of the mountains allows for different types of plants to grow and thrive. In this lesson, explore different types of flowers, trees, and other plants that grow in mountain areas.

Desert Plants Lesson for Kids

22. Desert Plants Lesson for Kids

It would seem that because it is so hot and dry in the desert that not many plants would grow, but there are some that can adapt to the harsh weather. You will read about these plants in this lesson.

Ocean Plants Lesson for Kids

23. Ocean Plants Lesson for Kids

When we study the oceans, we almost always talk about the animals that live there. In this lesson, you will learn about the plants that live among all those ocean animals.

Poison Ivy Lesson for Kids

24. Poison Ivy Lesson for Kids

Did you know that there's a plant out there that looks innocent but, when touched, can give you an itchy rash? It's called poison ivy, and this lesson will teach you about the plant and how to spot it in nature.

Venus Flytrap Lesson for Kids

25. Venus Flytrap Lesson for Kids

Most plants get their nutrition from the soil, but Venus flytraps are different. This lesson will teach you about Venus flytraps and how they catch their food.

Fungi Lesson for Kids: Definition, Facts & Characteristics

26. Fungi Lesson for Kids: Definition, Facts & Characteristics

In this lesson, you will learn that fungus isn't as gross as we think. Fungi are all around us and can be very helpful. Some can even be tasty! You'll learn what fungus is and some common examples.

What is Mold? - Lesson for Kids

27. What is Mold? - Lesson for Kids

Find out the science behind a type of fungi called mold. Learn how mold develops, areas where mold is commonly found, and how it can be both harmful and helpful to humans!

Tree Rings: Lesson for Kids

28. Tree Rings: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll talk about tree rings and how trees grow these unique features. You'll also learn about different types of rings and what they say about the tree.

Plant Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

29. Plant Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Some plants have thorns to protect themselves and some plants eat insects for nourishment! This lesson will teach you about the unique adaptations plants have that allow them to survive being eaten or stay alive in harsh habitats.

Life Cycle of a Plant: Lesson for Kids

30. Life Cycle of a Plant: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever looked up at a tall tree and wondered how it got there? In this lesson, you will learn the basic life cycle of a plant, including how plants begin, grow, change and give life to new plants.

Corn Facts: Lesson for Kids

31. Corn Facts: Lesson for Kids

You have probably eaten corn and know what it tastes like, but it is also used as an ingredient in many things, including some that aren't food. Come learn about corn, what it is used in and some other fun facts about it.

Oak Tree Facts: Lesson for Kids

32. Oak Tree Facts: Lesson for Kids

Wouldn't it be amazing to live hundreds of years? Think of all the events and environmental changes you could witness if you lived to be 800! Well humans can't live this long, but oak trees can. This lesson explores facts about the mighty oak tree.

Pumpkin Facts: Lesson for Kids

33. Pumpkin Facts: Lesson for Kids

In the U.S., pumpkins are a familiar sight in October. Well, did you know they are actually a kind of squash with some very interesting features? This lesson will teach you about pumpkins, including their many uses and where they grow.

Sunflower Lesson for Kids: Facts & Life Cycle

34. Sunflower Lesson for Kids: Facts & Life Cycle

Sunflowers are a kind of flower that are from North America. Come learn about the life cycle of a sunflower from seed to full-grown plant, and some cool facts about this large, brightly colored flower

Facts About Apples: Lesson for Kids

35. Facts About Apples: Lesson for Kids

Become an apple expert by learning all there is to know about apples! Identify different types of apples, examine apples and their role throughout history and learn interesting additional facts about this popular fruit.

Apple Tree Facts: Lesson for Kids

36. Apple Tree Facts: Lesson for Kids

We all know the saying: ~'An apple a day keeps the doctor away~'. That's because apples are not only delicious, but they are the best fruits to keep your tummy full, your brain focused, and your heart healthy. In this lesson we will learn all about where apples come from: apple trees.

Cactus Lesson for Kids: Facts & Adaptations

37. Cactus Lesson for Kids: Facts & Adaptations

A cactus is an amazing plant with special adaptations for survival. In this lesson, explore unique facts about cacti, their habitat, and cool features that help them survive in extreme conditions.

Coniferous Forest Facts: Lesson for Kids

38. Coniferous Forest Facts: Lesson for Kids

Some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world are in coniferous forests around the world. This lesson will teach you about the coniferous forest and where you could locate one. We will also explore the different levels of the forest and learn about the different parts to the conifer trees.

Daintree Rainforest Lesson for Kids: Facts & Animals

39. Daintree Rainforest Lesson for Kids: Facts & Animals

The oldest continuous surviving rainforest is located in Australia and is known as the Daintree Rainforest. It has many different types of plants and animals.. In this lesson you will learn about the Daintree Rainforest.

Deciduous Forest Facts: Lesson for Kids

40. Deciduous Forest Facts: Lesson for Kids

Come with me on a walk through the deciduous forest! Here we will find a temperate climate, great soil, various animals, and of course, deciduous trees that turn beautiful colors in the fall.

Deforestation Facts: Lesson for Kids

41. Deforestation Facts: Lesson for Kids

Trees are important for all life on Earth, but they are being taken down in large numbers through deforestation. Come learn about deforestation, the important jobs trees do for the Earth, and what is being done to protect forests.

Facts About Fruit: Lesson for Kids

42. Facts About Fruit: Lesson for Kids

There are thousands of different types of fruit all over the world. Learn about the characteristics of fruit, how it is made and the health benefits of eating fruit every day!

Flower Lesson for Kids: Parts & Facts

43. Flower Lesson for Kids: Parts & Facts

Like humans, flowers come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. They also have male and female parts, which help flowers spread their seeds and make more flowers just like them. In this lesson, we will learn about the different parts of a flower.

Maple Tree Facts: Lesson for Kids

44. Maple Tree Facts: Lesson for Kids

One of the most beautiful trees in the fall is the maple tree! Learn all about where this tree grows naturally, different types of maple trees, and special features of maple trees!

Rose Facts: Lesson for Kids

45. Rose Facts: Lesson for Kids

Learn about one of the most beautiful flowers in nature, the rose! In this lesson, find out about different types of roses, how to care for them, and what diseases and insects are dangerous to roses.

Saguaro Cactus Facts: Lesson for Kids

46. Saguaro Cactus Facts: Lesson for Kids

A saguaro cactus is a kind of cactus that is only found in a few places around the world. Come learn about the saguaro cactus, what animals need this cactus to survive, how big it gets, and other cool facts about this plant.

Seaweed Facts: Lesson for Kids

47. Seaweed Facts: Lesson for Kids

Have you heard about how amazing seaweed is? Come learn about the different types of seaweed, and the amazing things it is doing for the environment and human health!

Strawberry Facts: Lesson for Kids

48. Strawberry Facts: Lesson for Kids

Strawberries are a common fruit that most people recognize, but there are some things you might not know about them. This lesson will teach you about strawberries, like where they are grown and some cool facts about them.

Tomato Facts: Lesson for Kids

49. Tomato Facts: Lesson for Kids

Come learn about the tomato! You probably already know something about this food, but there is more to discover. This lesson will teach you about tomatoes, why they're considered fruits, varieties of tomatoes and where they're popular.

Tree Facts: Lesson for Kids

50. Tree Facts: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about trees. We will take a close look at what a tree is and the different types of trees there are. We will also explore the life of a tree and learn why trees are so important to all living things.

Watermelon Facts: Lesson for Kids

51. Watermelon Facts: Lesson for Kids

Come learn about the watermelon! You probably already know something about this fruit, but there is more to learn. This lesson will teach you about watermelons, where they grow and some cool facts about them.

Seed Dispersal Lesson for Kids: Facts & Methods

52. Seed Dispersal Lesson for Kids: Facts & Methods

Have you ever looked at all the plants, trees and flowers outside and wondered how they all got there? This lesson will teach you the ways seeds travel from their parent plant.

What is a Seed? - Lesson for Kids

53. What is a Seed? - Lesson for Kids

Seeds are unique to flowers and plants. This lesson explores seeds and discusses where they come from and how they are made. We'll also take a look at the anatomy of plants to better understand seeds.

Parts of a Seed: Lesson for Kids

54. Parts of a Seed: Lesson for Kids

Farmers use seeds to grow many of the foods we eat, and this makes seeds very important to us. In this lesson, we will learn how a seed becomes a seed and how the parts of the seed work together to grow into plants as well as fruits and vegetables.

Function of Roots: Lesson for Kids

55. Function of Roots: Lesson for Kids

Although they are mostly hidden underground, roots are an essential part of a plant. In this lesson, you'll learn all about plant roots and just what makes them so important.

Types of Roots: Lesson for Kids

56. Types of Roots: Lesson for Kids

Have you heard someone say that they were going to put their roots down in a new town? A plant's roots keep it in place and prevent it from moving; that's where the saying comes from. This lesson will teach you about the types of roots.

Plant Habitats Lesson for Kids

57. Plant Habitats Lesson for Kids

Habitats that support plants must have food, water, and space for them to grow. There are various types of plant habitats, including forests, woodlands, grasslands, and deserts.

Pollination Lesson for Kids: Definition & Process

58. Pollination Lesson for Kids: Definition & Process

Without pollination, many of the flowers, fruits and vegetables we love would be unable to reproduce. In this lesson, we will look at how pollination occurs and why it is so important.

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