Grade Levels: K-3

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Parts of a Plant, and supports the standard of describing structures in plants and their roles in food production, support, water, nutrient transport, and reproduction. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.


Prompt students to reflect on plants in their community. Ask:

  • What plants do you recognize in your community? 
  • What can you observe about them? How are they similar and different?


  • Play the Parts of a Plant movie.  
  • Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and discuss it as a class. Then play to see how Annie answers it. 

TIP: The pause button turns red to remind you to pause. 

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Students take the Easy Quiz or Hard Quiz, demonstrating what they learned about the topic while applying essential literacy skills.


Students express what they learned about parts of a plant while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student or grade-level needs.

  • Draw About It: Draw a plant with all its parts, including roots, stem, and leaves.
  • Activity: Conduct an experiment to find out what roots and stems do.
  • Talk About It: Identify examples of roots, stems, fruit, and seeds that we eat.
  • Write About It: Describe how a plant uses its parts to grow.

More to Explore 

Plants Unit: Continue to build understanding around plant structures and life cycles by exploring more BrainPOP Jr. topics.

Teacher Support Resources:

Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Lesson Plan Next Generation Science Standards Alignments