I recently created an interactive, educational bulletin board to help teach the parts of a plant. This will work with a lesson from the Arkansas frameworks in Life Science for first grade and/or second grade.
The bulletin board lists the parts of a plant and asks the student to find each part. The various parts are labeled on the bulletin board with a question mark. Lift up the flap that the question mark is on and the answer is revealed for each part of the plant, so the student can check to see if they are correct. Also, one of the flowers is mounted on a flap that can be lifted to explain the function of that part. One of the stem and leaves can be lifted to learn more about the function of those parts. And one set of roots can be lifted to learn more about the function of the roots. So, this bulletin board can be used to teach the parts of the plant to first graders, also giving them some information that they will build on in second grade when they have to learn the function of each part of a plant. Or this can be used in a second grade classroom to provide a review of the parts of the plant and then to teach the function of those parts. Just for fun, I slipped a real magnifying glass into a pocket on the left side so the students can use it to investigate the bulletin board. If there were live plants in the classroom as part of the lesson, the magnifying glass could also be used to closely inspect the parts of the real plant.
I thought this bulletin board would be a fun and colorful way to teach a class about the parts of a plant. What do you think? Have you seen other creative and effective bulletin board ideas? Please share them in the comments section below.