Plant Growth and Nutrients

Plant Growth and Nutrients

Nebraska AFNR Plant Biology:

  • Benchmark 1.2: Identify where photosynthesis, respiration, translocation and transpiration influence nutrient cycles.
    • Sample Performance Indicators:
      Identify which plant process is involved in a specific part of a nutrient or water cycle.
      Interpreting results of an experiment relating to these plant processes.

Nebraska Science Standards:

  • SC12.3.1: Students will investigate and describe the chemical basis of the growth, development, and maintenance of cells.
  • SC12.3.1.a: Identify the complex molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids) that make up living organisms
  • SC12.3.1.b: Identify the form and function of sub-cellular structures that regulate cellular activities
  • SC12.3.1.c: Describe the cellular functions of photosynthesis, respiration, cell division, protein synthesis, transport of materials, and energy capture/release


  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of photosynthesis.
  • The student will understand the structure and function of a plant.
  • The student will understand the impact of nutrients on a plant system.
Plant Growth and Nutrients Lesson Plan (PDF)