SOL: 1.4 The student will investigate and understand that plants have life needs and functional
parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include
a) needs (food, air, water, light, and a place to grow);
b) parts (seeds, roots, stems, leaves, blossoms, fruits); and
c) characteristics (edible/ non-edible, flowering/ non-flowering, evergreen/deciduous).