Flower Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students about the parts of a flower with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains facts about flowers and describes each part, then apply understanding to a project.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify parts of a flower
  • explain the purpose of differing parts of a flower


1 - 1.5 hours


Key Vocabulary

  • Imperfect
  • Perfect
  • Pollinators

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2

Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

Warm Up and Preparation

  • Divide students into partner pairs and give each a flower.
  • Ask partners to look closely at their flowers and identify each part. Share ideas as a whole class.
  • Have students label their notebooks 'Flowers' and distribute the lesson Flower Lesson for Kids: Parts & Facts.
  • Read the first section 'Why Do Plants Have Flowers?' with students and discuss:
    • How do plants make new plants?
    • What role do flowers play in plant reproduction?

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