The Lifecycle of a Plant 2 nd Grade. Sara Lubanski EDU 3460. Goals. The goal of this presentation is for you to become familiar with what plants need in order to grow as well as the different stages in the life cycle of a plant.
Click the flower to watch a video of a seed going through germination! 
Back to Quiz Question 1
All plants start as seeds
Seeds come in all shapes and sizes
Seeds go through a process called germination
Germination is when a plant starts emerging from a seed
In order to grow into a plant, a seed needs proper light, water, warmth, and minerals
Without all of these things, a seed will not germinate
Once a seed grows into a mature adult plant, it has:
To help you remember the parts of a plant, click on the picture to listen to a silly song! 
Provide support by securing the plant in the ground
Absorb water and nutrients for growth
I’m a taproot!
Back to Quiz Question 2
Taproots reach far underground
They have one main root with smaller roots branching off of it
A common taproot that we eat are carrots
I’m a fibrous root!
Fibrous roots are a bunch of very fine roots
These roots are spread throughout the soil
Common fibrous roots are grass and onions
Back to Quiz Question 3
Click the flower to join Mrs. Frizzle and Liz and learn more about photosynthesis! Check out The Facts, play the Factivity, and look at some of the Beyond the Facts websites! 
Some flowering plants also contain fruits
Fruits carry seeds and help plants to keep growing
When the seeds are dispersed, they can get buried
After they’re buried, if given proper light, water, warmth, and minerals the cycle starts all over again!
Hey Second Graders, click the flower to learn more about the parts of a plant and their functions! 
Plants are an important part of every habitat. Humans and animals use plants as a source of food!
Many medicines come from plants
Plants help control the water cycle
Through photosynthesis, plants take in the carbon dioxide we breathe out, and release the oxygen that we breathe in. We balance each other out!
If you loved learning about plants and want to know more, click on the flower and check out these fun facts! 
It’s time to see what you’ve learned!
This quiz has three questions. Each question has four answers to choose from.
If you get the question correct, you can move on to the next one.
If you get the question incorrect, you can go back to another slide to refresh your memory. Then you can try answering the question again!
What is the process a seed goes through to become a plant?
What is a common type of taproot? (Remember, taproots have one main root with smaller roots coming off it)
What is NOT used by a plant to make glucose during photosynthesis?
You Got It!
You have completed the quiz and now you know all about plants! Plants are an important part of our world. Now that we know about the parts of a plant, we will be growing and observing our own!