In this video, the students will learn that flowering plants follow a specific life cycle. They will identify and describe the stages of a flowering plant’s life cycle.
With their beautiful yellow flowers growing sunflowers is a great way to teach children about plant life cycles. When the sunflower seeds are planted in the ground or they fall from the seed head and settle they can begin to grow. Roots begin to grow downwards and a shoot will grow upwards. Then leaves will start to grow. As the plant grows buds will form. These will begin to unfold into petals. The sunflower reaches adulthood and the flower blooms. The plant wilts and dies. The seed head dries out and releases the seeds for the cycle to begin again.
This video satisfies the 3-LS1-1 requirement for third-grade science proficiency.
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.