National Ag in the Classroom: Plant Tops and Bottoms

Students will identify where fruits and vegetables belong on a MyPlate diagram and describe the major parts of plants — roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits — according to whether they are produced on the top or bottom of a plant. This lesson includes the eggplant.


A recommended companion resource for this lesson is the Edible Plant Game. This game combines the knowledge students have gained about plant parts with the fact that plants provide people with the nutrients and energy needed for a healthy lifestyle. This activity will be most beneficial if conducted with students after they have been taught the individual plant parts.


Edible Plant Game Instructions


Edible Plant Game Slides