Angiosperms – Flowering Plants Notebook Pages and Worksheets – These are currently free!
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 so far?
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.
There are also several hands-on activity ideas that your kids might enjoy including a “Roll a Flower” Game and making pressed flower cards:Next year we’ll be going into more detail about mosses, ferns, and cone-bearing plants. Plus, we’ll talk in more detail about plant structure, seed dispersal and some other botany topics.
If you decide to download our Botany Packet just keep in mind that there will be updates at some point in the future! This packet is currently FREE!
To download this packet, click on the link below. A new window will appear. Enter your email address and hit CONTINUE. A new window will appear with the download link, plus you will get an email from SendOwl, the delivery service I use, to your email address. That email will also have the download link.
Enjoy and let me know how the unit goes with your kids (you can reach me by email here on the contact page)! Oh- and let me know if you see any typos. I am releasing this before I have gone over it (and over it and over it) with a fine tooth comb, but I know a lot of people study flowers/plants/gardens this time of year!! ~Liesl
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. This past 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.
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