Back in July, I found these great blank books in the dollar section at Target. I didn’t know what I’d use them for at the time, but at $3.00 for 8 books, I couldn’t pass them up.
Fast forward a few months, and I knew I had the perfect project for them: plant books!
I scoured the Internet for plants printables and even created a few of my own to put in our books. Each day when we studied a different aspect of plants, we added a page about it. We started off by learning the different parts of a plant.
We next looked at what plants need to survive and the life cycle of a plant.
Then, we took a couple of days to study seeds more closely. We did a seed dissection and spouted a bean seed.
My kids loved checking on their beans and were thrilled to see them start to sprout!
They wanted to plant them but it was still a long way off from being able to plant them outside. So we tried planting them in a mason jar inside and would you believe this is one of them today??? I call it “The Little Bean That Could”. 🙂
We also talked about how seeds travel and why it’s necessary for seeds to move away from the parent plant.
I created this printable myself and you can download it by clicking here.
My kids enjoyed learning about the different parts of a plant that we eat. They had no idea that broccoli was a flower! Ha!
I have searched high and low to find where I got this printable and I can’t find it. Sorry! But here is free printable that could be used instead.
We also talked about photosynthesis. You can find my post and the free printables about it here.
And no plant unit is complete with touching on carnivorous plants. We read Fly Trap! Plants That Bite Back and watched several BBC clips about carnivorous plants on YouTube.
To wrap up our unit, we created a Venn Diagram in our books comparing plants and humans. Not without first jokingly comparing plants and zombies, of course.
I hope these plants printables are helpful when you study plants. If you want to incorporate some videos about plants into your unit as well, check out my collection of plant videos for kids!