Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

Please submit your email address*

Select your role*

Growing Tomatoes

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

Time: 50 minutes

Subjects: Science, Math

Objectives:

  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.