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The plant and its parts

  • Jardin botanique
Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum 'Ultra pink')
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)
Lycopersicon esculentum 'Ultra pink'

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Description of the activity

Information sheet on the plant and its parts.


Bring children to:

  • recognize the main parts of a garden plant;
  • learn some basic scientific vocabulary.

Equipment needed by the student

  • Pencil crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • One photocopy per student of the “Preparatory Activity” and “The Plant and Its Parts” sheets

Equipment necessary for the teacher

Teacher’s copy with answers


  • Have the children look at some live plants and help them name the following parts (if applicable): leaves, roots, stems, flowers, fruit, seeds.
  • Hand out the two photocopies indicated in the list of materials.
  • Have each student do the “Preparatory Activity.”

Category of activity

  • Preparatory activity

Sub-category of activity

  • Class activity

Grade level

  • Elementary cycle one

Number of students per group

Individual activity


45 minutes or more, if you wish.

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