For the last few months we have been learning about plants. In fact, my kids would probably claim that by now they know all there is to know about the subject (obviously NOT the case). I was pretty excited to dive into this one, and hopefully some of that enthusiasm inspired them.
I’m not going to share any detailed plans because I don’t have any! We were pretty free-form about this and let our study and our interest take us where they would. We read for about 20 minutes every school day, and I assigned some type of notebooking at least once a week. This usually consisted of drawing and labeling a diagram, but often included written narrations or experiment write-ups as well. We found simple experiments in many of the books below.
Having scoured our library system’s collection of available plant books, we eventually found a few gems that I will share here. These are books on varying levels that we enjoyed. Some are obviously much easier than others, but I found that a quick read through these titles offered a bit of review and sometimes gave us a little new information. Rather than pasting a link below each cover, just click on the image itself to view this book at Amazon, if interested.
These books will give you a great understanding of the basics of botany.
Here are some of the kids’ notebook pages as well.
And some pictures of experiments we did.
We also did a lot of nature study and dissected some plants and flowers to examine their structure. This time of year is awesome for learning about plants since there are so many changes taking place that are obvious to see.
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