K-12 Roots & Shoots

Teaching & Learning with Plant Science

The 12 Principles of Plant Biology

Know plants; know life science. No plants; no life science.

Developed by ASPB, these 12 principles provide basic plant biology concepts for science education & public engagement.

Plant Science Literacy

Success with science requires mastering science content and processes as well as literacy with the language used to learn and communicate science. View our library of K-16+ scientific literacy resources from ASPB or Society collaborators.

More K-12 Resources

We offer activities that fit especially well into existing classroom units so busy teachers can add a dash of thoughtful plant biology to their existing plans. Guest scientists can leave the activities for independent follow up. Students can use them for preview, homework or flipped classroom assignments.