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How living things grow, live, and die 2nd grade Science A plant’s life cycle starts with a seed.
•Inside the seed is a tiny new plant.
•The outside of the seed has a special covering
called a seed coat. •When the seed gets the right amount of water, warmth, and air,
it can begin to grow.
•If conditions remain just right, after a time the little seed will
•The sprout will grow to look like the plant it came from As the sprout
continues to develop,
it will grow roots, a
stem, leaves, and
flowers which will
form more seeds At this stage, the life
cycle of the plant
begins again. It Starts With a Seed.
•From a seed, a small root grows down
into the soil.
•Then, the stem grows up toward the
surface of the soil.
•Soon, the stem breaks through the soil.
When this happens, it is called a sprout. The Cycle Continues
•Later, leaves begin to form on the plant
•Now it is called a seedling and can make
its own food.
•Finally, the seedling develops into a plant
which will look like the plant it came
Vocabulary Life cycle ___
G. H. holds up the plant
hold the plant in the soil and take
in water and minerals
take in air and use light to make
grows around seeds for protection
grow into new plants
a powder which makes seeds
grow inside a flower
Shows how a living thing grows,
lives, and dies
lives, What Am I ?
W hat Am I ?
Using the vocabulary worksheet, help your partner learn the names of plant parts by giving clues. For example, “I take in water and minerals from the soil. What am I ?” Give your partner one clue for each vocabulary word. Once you have completed the list with your partner, switch. Identification
Draw and label the following parts of a plant.
•Stem The Life Cycle of a Plant
Explain the life cycle of a plant and relate
the importance of the proper amount of
sunlight to the growth and development of
a plant. ...
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- partner, Plant morphology