Parts of a Plant
A lesson on plant parts and functions.
• To introduce students to the basic parts of a plant.
To explain the function of each plant part.
To explain the process of photosynthesis.
To explain the process of fertilization.
To provide exercises that test students understanding of plant parts.
To provide exercises that test students understanding of plant processes.
The roots of a plant have more than one job. First, they act like feet and legs, giving the plant strength and form to stand up. The second, and most important, job of plant roots is to collect and store food and water. The roots work like fingers, absorbing water and nutrients from the soil. The plant uses these nutrients and water to grow. After the plant makes food, any leftover nutrients like sugar and carbohydrates are stored in the roots until the plant needs them to do another job. So, roots are like feet, hands, and a pantry-all in one!