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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

Growing Tomatoes

Lesson Plan
The life cycle of growing a tomato from a seed to the plate requires labor, energy and many materials. This process begins with sunlight, root stability and nutrients. Tomato plants develop in stages and produce fruit in adequate environmental conditions.

Suggested Grade Level

3rd - 5th


50 minutes


Science, Math


  1. Compare and contrast the differences between tomato varieties using descriptive vocabulary.
  2. Identify tomato growth stages and development characteristics.
  3. Identify the parts of a tomato plant.
  4. Observe the growth of tomato plants in a grow lab.
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