Angiosperms – Flowering Plants Notebook Pages and Worksheets
It’s spring, so it’s the perfect time to spend some time learning about flowers, seeds, and fruit. This new botany unit explores the parts of a flower, the parts of a seed, seed and fruit development, and the plant life cycle in general. Today I’m going to highlight some worksheets and notebook pages that are included in this new Botany Packet.
There are four major groups in the Plant Kingdom – Flowering Plants, Mosses, Ferns, and Cone-bearing plants. The majority of living plant species, almost 90%, have a method of reproduction and development that involves flowers and fruits. These botany pages focus on flowering plants.
What is included in the Botany Packet ?
The packet starts off with notebook pages that go into detail about the parts of the flower and the function of each of those parts. The second page goes over to the parts of the seed. You can read the information pages together with your kids, use the fill in the blank page, or take notes on the notebook page provided.
There is a page that goes into detail about categorizing flowering plants:
Angiosperms can be categorized in a number of different ways. For example, flowering plants can be divided into the characteristics of their stems: woody and herbaceous. Woody plants have thick cell walls such as trees, shrubs and vines. Herbaceous plants have stems that are smooth and are nonwoody. These include dandelions, zinnias, petunias & sunflowers. Plants can also be categorized by their life span: annuals, biennials and perennials. Annuals complete their life cycle in one year. Biennials complete their life cycle in two years. Flowering plants that live for more than two years are called perennials. Finally, there are two classes of angiosperms: monocots and dicots.
There is an notebook page that will help students understand the difference between monocots and dicots.
Finally, there is a page about some common flowers that I want my kids to be familiar: rose, hydrangea, lilac, sunflower, Queen Anne’s lace, black-eyed Susan, rhododendron, daffodil, forsythia, daisy, tiger lily, pansy, and carnation.
New material added: Carnivorous Plants Mini-Unit: Also in this packet, you will find a mini-unit on carnivorous plants. This includes general information about carnivorous plants (in a booklet,student fill-in-the-blank notebook pages, or a full-text version). Plus, there are writing pages and lapbook/interactive notebook pages about the Venus flytrap, bladderworts, sundews, butterworts, and pitcher plants.
This packet now includes material on basic plant classification: mosses, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms. (We covered this when the kids were a bit older – late elementary & middle school, so I added this new material into the packet.)
The Plant Kingdom Worksheets
The first set of worksheets goes over the basics about each of the four groups of the Plant Kingdom and some terms like vascular and non-vascular, xylem and phloem, haploid and diploid.
We reviewed what plants need to survive and basics about the four groups of plants: 1) bryophytes: moss and liverworts 2) ferns & lycophytes 3) gymnosperms: conifers, cycads 4) angiosperms: flowering plants
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More about the Botany Unit:
We went over the life cycles of various types of plants:
Moss Life Cycle Worksheets
We then went over the life cycle of mosses and liverworts. There are several options to choose from, depending on the age of your kids/students. There is a page with a basic diagram, one for note-taking, a fill-in-the-blank option or one with full notes.
This packet covers the life cycle of ferns:
Conifer Life Cycle Worksheets
We went over the life cycle of gymnosperms – conifers. Like the other sets, this one has full teacher notes as well is different options for the students to take notes (a more simplistic version for younger students, a fill-in-the-blank page or a note-taking page).
The Botany Packet is currently $7.99.
Note: The Botany Packet is included in the Biology BUNDLE of 5. See details here: Biology BUNDLE of 5
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$7.99 Botany Packet — (80 pages) Plant Classification, Life Cycle of the Moss, Fern, Conifer, Angiosperms, Parts of a Flower, Parts of a Seed, Seed & Fruit Development, Monocots vs Dicots – plus Carnivorous Plants Mini-Unit
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Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Packet:
If you plan to talk about animal classification, you may want to check out our Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit. This is a really fun unit with great labs homeschoolers can do!
If you are interested in going into even more detail about plants, they you might be interested in our Cell Unit. It goes into quite some depth about animal vs. plant cells. One fall, my kids also spent time learning about the layers of the leaf and did a leaf identification project which is also included in the cell unit.
Cells Unit – cell theory, prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells, animal vs. plant cells, organelles of the cell, the layers of a leaf, photosynthesis and more. It even includes a “Build a Cell” Game! Quick Preview or visit the post or view image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7
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