Factors That Affect Plant Growth



This lesson provides an overview of the major factors that affect plant growth including: water, air, temperature, light and nutrients. If sticking to the basics, the lesson can be taught using all factors except nutrients. However, nutrient information is provided for longer class periods.

Lesson Time

One class period
59 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • List the major factors of plant growth
  • Describe the requirements for plant growth

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