First grade students have developed a deeper understanding of life science through the study of plants. The students have used various tools and participated in a variety of activities that encourage them to make observations and solve problems concerning natural phenomena. The students have examined the parts of a plant and composed explanations about a plant’s growth and survival. Through investigations, they have formulated answers to questions and drawn conclusions about the structure and function of a plant. Students will conduct various experiments to develop an understanding of plants and how humans consume plant parts. After observing and experimenting, students will then use their knowledge to grow and take care of their own plant. At the conclusion of the unit, the students will be given various materials that will encourage them to problem-solve in order to compose a free-standing plant.