Life Cycle of Plants

By Accessible Science on Feb 03, 2014


The five activities included in this group of lessons provide students with visual impairments with evidence that all living things grow and change as they progress through their life cycle.


  • Understand that plants have a life cycle that includes sprouting; developing roots, stems, leaves, and flowers; reproducing; and eventually dying
  • Observe the changes that occur during plant growth and development
  • Understand that the life cycle of plants is different from the life cycle of animals
  • Sequence the stages of plant life



All of the activities detailed in this lesson plan can be done with students who are visually impaired, if teachers adapt them using Resources for Teaching and Adapting Lessons for Students with Visual Impairments. Tactile models and braille materials will be key and all of the activities will require more time for repeated tactical exploration and expression. The Seed to Flower video may be too fast-paced for some students and may require repeat viewings. Also, if students have not yet been expressly taught about the life cycle of animals or humans, it may be best to stay focused on developing a deep understanding of the plant life cycle.


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