The Great Plant Escape

Dear Educator,

Welcome to the Great Plant Escape, an elementary program for 4th and 5th grade students.

Each of the lessons in this program is interdisciplinary, designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how foods grow. Activities enhance student's math, science, language arts, social studies, music and art. You have many options in this program. Choose any or all of the suggested activities for your class. Many activities are for students to work independently and some are for group work.

We in University of Illinois Extension hope you enjoy teaching The Great Plant Escape to your students and that solving the mysteries of plant life is one they will enjoy!

If you fill out our online request form, I will send you a poster for your classroom featuring the Great Plant Escape and The Adventures of Herman the Worm.


Detective LePlant


The Great Plant Escape has received many honors and awards, including: American Library Association
Cybersleuth Kids
Yahooligans World Almanac for Kids



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Home Case 1 - In Search of Green Life Case 2 - Soiled Again! Case 4 - Plantenstein Is the Suspect! Case 5 - Mysterious Parts That Surprise! Case 6 - You've Learned the Mysteries of Green Life Glossary Links Teacher's Guide Credits The Great Plant Escape Intro Glossary Links Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Case 4 Case 5 Case 6