I’m a firm believer in child directed learning, to a point. The kidlets have shown interest in many different subjects and we have explored them as much as possible. One of the subjects they showed interest in was botany. Koko has grown hydroponic vegetables to earn a Cub Scout badge and the girls have grown flowers. We learned all about how seeds germinate and how fruit develops on a plant.
Here are some great free resources to assist your child in understanding
How Does it Grow?: Potato from Education.com
Your child has probably tried a potato, but does he know the process it goes through to make it to the dinner table? Find out with this life science worksheet. He’ll exercise his fine motor muscles as he cuts out the pictures, then he’ll use his brains to put each picture in the right order.
Plant freebies and Schoolhouse Rocks from Swimming into Second
We have started our unit on plants and I am so excited. I love teaching plants! There are so many things that you can do to teach plants and the kids love everything. Today, I introduced the topic by doing a graphic organizer with the class. Then, the kiddos completed one on their own. I forgot to take a picture of my anchor chart but it looks like the kids’ version.
Learning About Seeds: Free Printable Seed Journal & Activities from Spell Outloud
One of our favorite spring-time activities is to plant seeds! I’ve teamed up with Lauren from Mama’s Learning Corner to create free seed printables for toddlers through elementary ages!
Free Life Cycle of a Plant Pack from 3Dinosaurs
Life Cycle of a Plant Pack contains 59 pages with the following:
(part 1) 3 Part Cards, Which One Is Different, What Comes Next?, Prewriting Practice, Pattern Cards, Matching Cards, 4 Piece Puzzles, 10 Piece Puzzles, Label the Life Cycle, Find the Letters S, P, Trace the Letters S, P (part 2) Beginning Sounds, Wall Cards, Trace Beginning Sounds, Trace the Words, Write the Words, Size Sorting, Writing About the Word, Trace & Color, Color by Size, Plant Life Cycle Dice, Life Cycle of a Plant Tally, Write about What does a plant Need to Grow, Write about the Life Cycle of a Plant (part 3) Color the Pattern, Fill in the Missing Pattern, Count and Match, Measure the Plant
Tot Pack contains 33 pages:
Solid Line Prewriting, Dashed Line Prewriting, Which One is Different, Color the Small Seeds, 2 Piece Puzzles, Color the Seed Book, Matching Cards, 9 Piece Puzzle, Matching Pages, Roll & Count, Shape tracing, Dot the Letter P, S, Seed Lacing Card
Parts of Leaf Botany Coloring Set- Montessori Freebie- Special Offer from MontessoriToolkit on Teachers Pay Teachers
Available for just a limited time, enjoy this free Montessori Printable!
Explore botany studies with this project that combines art, language, and handwriting skills that your students will love!
Features beautifully colored botany control cards to make a Parts of a Leaf booklet for your classroom and matching coloring sheets that you can print for your students so they can make their own Parts of a Leaf booklets to bring home. If your students are beginning to write, you can encourage them to write on the line provided. This printable pairs perfectly with the Montessori leaf puzzle. Ages 4 and up.
Poisonous Plants Clipart – Botany from on Teachers Pay Teachers
This product includes clipart of three common poisonous plants (Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac) in full color version and line art version – hand drawn, scanned, and digitally colored.
This product can be used for science or nature studies.
STEAM Botany – Plants in Action from STEAM Botany on Teachers Pay Teachers
STEAM Botany – Plants in Action are plant based, hands on, inquiry driven activities, investigations and field work that introduce students to the importance of plants.
Growing plants drives the curriculum which will support studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Expression, Arts, and Mathematics.
Botany / Biology / Life Science Plant Picture Gallery from The Ace Teachers LLC on Teachers Pay Teachers
44 pictures of various plants from Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, OH. (http://www.fpconservatory.org/)
I’ve used some of these pictures when introducing/discussing plants over the years. Thought they could potentially be of use!
Nancy Larson-Botany-Part 2 Quiz, Quiz Trade from Kama Garcia on Teachers Pay Teachers
This is to be used to study for the Nancy Larson Botany-Part 2 Assessment. It is a set of multiple choice cards that can be used for “Scoot” or “Quiz quiz trade” games in the classroom.
Violet: A Botany Coloring Page from Coryell Castle on Teachers Pay Teachers
I draw these pages to teach multiple ages and skill levels concurrently. The little ones color and listen while the older ones listen and engage the topics more avidly. It works well in a small homeschool co-op context.