Plants with Seeds
A lesson and worksheet on plants with seeds.
• Students will be able to name the two types of plants with seeds and distinguish one from the other.
• Students will be able to identify subtypes of plants with seeds and describe their characteristics.
• Students will be able to distinguish monocots from dicots.
3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade
Print the reading comprehension worksheet passage and questions (see below).
Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.
Some plants have seeds, and some do not. There are two types of plants that have seeds: gymnosperms and angiosperms. Of the two, gymnosperms have been on Earth longer. Evergreen trees are examples of gymnosperms. They have been around for about 250 million years. In contrast, angiosperms have only been around for about 150 million years. Angiosperms are flowering plants. Most of the fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts that we eat come from angiosperms. One exception is the pine nut, which comes from a type of pine tree that is a gymnosperm.