Plant bud hunt

In the cold months, go outside and find buds - flower, leaf or shoot buds. Notice their arrangement - opposite or alternate.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Classification of Living Things, Biodiversity (1, 3)
Biology: Evolution, Natural Selection (7)
  • Outside area with bushes or trees
  • Optional: magnifiers
  • Optional: drawing materials

Go outside in the winter months, and look for buds on plants.
Buds are a protected flower, leaf or shoot, formed in the Fall. They protect delicate plant parts over the winter, and will open up in the Spring when it is warmer and sunnier.

Grades taught
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3