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Identify Parts of a Plant 1

In this worksheet, students will find out about the main parts of a plant and what each one does.

'Identify Parts of a Plant 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Plants

Curriculum subtopic:   Functions of Parts of Flowering Plants

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Worksheet Overview

Identify and Describe the Parts of a Plant


A plant is a living thing. Like other living things, it is made up of different parts, each with a job to do to keep the plant alive and healthy.

Three of the most important parts of a plant are its ROOTS, STEM and LEAVES. All three need to be healthy if a plant is to grow well.



The roots of a plant absorb (take) water and food from the soil. That's why roots reach so far beneath the soil!

A plant's roots also make the plant stable in the ground, stopping the wind from blowing it over.


The stem of a plant transports water to the different parts of the plant. Remember, plants need water, sunlight and food to grow and survive!

A plant stem also enables the plant to stand upright and take in sunlight.


Plants need leaves to convert sunlight into food in a process called photosynthesis.


In this worksheet you're going to be looking at the different roles played by the roots, stem and leaves - that is, what they do for the plant. 

Imagine you didn't have any legs - what would happen? 

That's just one of the things your legs do for you!


Want a bit more help with this before you begin? Why not watch this short video?

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