Plant vs. Human Structures and Systems

Colorado Academic Science Standard 5.2.1 (2009)

Appropriate for grades 5-6

Join Garden Coordinator/Educator Gabriela (Spanish) and former Garden Coordinator/Educator Carol (English) as they dig into what makes plants and humans function! 5th graders will witness some plant dissection, then can go looking for evidence of plant systems and structures in the world around them. A worksheet is provided for more learning at home.

No printer? No worries! Create your own version of the worksheet, or just use it as a guide to discuss with your class or family.

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Video lesson for 5th Grade, in Spanish, comparing plant and human structures and systems.

What do you wonder about? What connections can you make?

Video lesson for 5th Grade, in English, comparing plant and human structures and systems.

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