Pass the Plants, Please Project Learning Tree: Activity 16 Presented by Laurie Lampl and Robyn DiCarlo 1st Grade Objectives Students will be able to: • Distinguish the edible parts of a plant. • Classify fruits and vegetables. • Discuss fruits, vegetables, and other plantbased foods that are part of a nutritious diet. • Describe how plants are used to make various kinds of foods. Lesson at a glance Before: (10 minutes) • Review parts of a plant. • Show slides on edible plants parts. During: (30 minutes) • Brainstorming activity on p. 78 (Robyn) • Recipe on p.80 (Laurie) After: (10 minutes) • Discuss activity while snacking • Assessment p. 81 Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens Parts of a plant Fruit Seed We eat roots. Carrots Radishes Turnips We eat stems. Asparagus Green Onions We eat leaves. Spinach Lettuce We eat flowers. Cauliflower Broccoli We eat fruits. Avocados Bananas Apples We eat seeds. Corn Beans Walnuts We eat food made with plants. Guess the fruit. We are all fruits! We all have seeds. Hot Potato Guacamole (Makes about 2 1/2 cups.) • • • • • • • • • 1/4 cup sour cream 2 soft, ripe avocados 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 2 tablespoons lemon juice dash paprika and black pepper 2 small tomatoes chopped 1/4 cup black olives, chopped (optional) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt corn chips Mash the avocados in a small bowl. Thoroughly mix in the lemon juice. Chop the tomato and add it to the mixture. Blend in the garlic, salt, sour cream, black pep- per, and chili powder. Sprinkle with paprika and serve with corn chips. References • http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ • http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_doc s/index.shtml • http://www.dole.com/ServeDocument.aspx?fp=Docu ments/MigratedContent/Dole/SuperKids%5CDSKLes sonPlans%5Cassets%5CLessonPlans%5CEdiblePla ntParts.pdf • Project Learning Tree. (2012). Pass the plants, please. Pre K-8 environmental education activity guide. (pp. 77-81). Washington, DC: American Forest Foundation. • Stevens, J. (1995). Tops & bottoms.