In this activity, students relate commonly eaten foods to different parts of the flowering plant life cycle. They use a graphic organiser to identify whether a food is a root, stem, leaf, flower, seed or fruit.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • recognise different parts of flowering plants (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, seeds, fruit)
  • understand the roles these parts play in the life cycle of flowering plants.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • extension ideas
  • student handout
  • teacher answer sheet.

Activity idea

This Common foods and plant parts activity uses a paper-based graphic organiser. Alternatively, you may like your students to use the online interactive graphic organiser from this activity.
Plant parts

    Published 2 February 2014