Botany - Leaves and Seeds STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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What’s so special about plants? Through hands-on exploration, students learn about plant and seed structure. Topics discussed include seed dispersal, germination, and photosynthesis. Students take home a germination project to nurture and record observations as it grows. The materials for the project will be mailed to you based on the number of students indicated in your reservation. Activities include a seed dissection as well as a germination project that is clean and easy to grow in the classroom or at home.  You will need water and a small container to soak the bean and another small container to soak the seeds in for this class. This materials kit includes dried beans and seeds so please indicate if allergy issues are a concern. All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $225.00

This program includes a mailed project materials kit, please allow time for standard mail delivery. Additional session booked for the same calendar day are discounted to $195. An amended version of this program without the in-class project is available for $150 per 30 minute session.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

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Program Details


1. The program will begin with a series of questions designed to engage the students to use their knowledge about plants to determine plant parts and their functions.
2. We move onto a discussion of different ways we can use plants.
3. We then walk the students through our seed dissection lab.
4. We walk the students through the germination activity and explain how to use their plant journal.
5. If time allows, we take questions,


The students will:
- observe, describe, and identify the parts of a green plant
- explain the function of each part of a green plant
- label the parts of a seed on a diagram

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS1B 3-5 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1B 6-8 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1B K-2 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1C 3-5 -- Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1C 6-8 -- Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1C K-2 -- Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS2A K-2 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS4D K-2 -- Biodiversity and humans

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards