I have added over 25 new pages to the Botany Unit! These new pages are all about the Plant Kingdom. We went over plant classification and learned about the life cycles of mosses, ferns, gymnosperms (conifers & cycads), and angiosperms (flowering plants).
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
NOTE: If you are interested in going into more depth about Scientific Classification & Taxonomy, you might check out our packet below or this post. It was in that unit that we went into depth about using a dichotomous key and learned about the animal phyla. This is available on its own or in our Biology BUNDLE of 3.
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.
Fern Life Cycle Worksheets
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).
Angiosperm Worksheets – Parts of a Flower, Parts of a Seed
From there, we went on to talk about angiosperms – the flowering plants. We talked about the two types of angiosperms – monocots and dicots.
Carnivorous Plant Worksheets & Booklet
As many of you know, this packet also contains a mini-unit on carnivorous plants.
Note: The Botany Packet is included in the Biology Bundle of 5. See details here: Biology BUNDLE of 5
Again, here is the Table of Contents of the Botany Packet:
- pages 4-7 The Plant Kingdom Worksheets
- pages 8-12 Vascular Plants – xylem and phloem (pronounced flow-um)
- pages 13-14 Plant Cladogram (the 4 main plant groups)
- pages 16-20 Mosses & Liverworts
- pages 22-25 Ferns
- pages 26-26 Gymnosperms (Conifers, Cycads)
- pages 30-35 Parts of a Flower
- pages 30-35 Seed Development, Parts of a Seed, seed and fruit development
- pages 37-40 Monocots vs. Dicots
- pages 49-52 Common Flower Names
- pages 56-80 Carnivorous Plants
The Botany Packet is $7.99. Our units are PDF downloads.
Botany Packet: $7.99
You might also be interested in our Cells Unit:
If you are interested in going into even more detail about plant cells and photosynthesis, then you might be interested in our Cell Unit. It goes into quite some depth about animal vs. plant cells. 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.
Note: The Botany Packet and the Cells Unit are both included in the Biology Bundle of 5.
Biology BUNDLE OPTIONS:
Visit this Biology Bundle Page for more details (and lots more pictures!)
Our units are PDF digital downloads.
$37.99 Biology BUNDLE of 5: 1) Biology Unit (Biomes, habitats, food chains/webs, feeding relationships) 2) Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Packet 3) Ocean Unit & Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone Activities 4) Cells Unit 5) Botany Unit
$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
$8.99 Ocean Unit – Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone: (100+ pages) Marine Habitats, Coral Reefs, Tide Pools, Water Form Words, Ocean navigation, Features of the ocean floor, salinity, ocean tides & currents, ocean life, bioluminescence & more!
$7.99 Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Packet (100 pages) dichotomous key activity, Linnaeus & the history of classification, learn the Animalia phyla (Annelids, Platyhelminthes, Nematodes, Cnidaria, Animalia, etc.)
Again, you can see the Biology BUNDLE Page for lots more pictures!We also have a Biology BUNDLE of 3: 1) Biology Unit (Biomes, habitats, food chains/webs, feeding relationships) 2) Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Packet 3) Ocean Unit & Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone Activities
You can also purchase these individually. See the Biology BUNDLE page for more pictures and more details!
Biology: Cell Unit
Cell Unit: (Now more than 150 pages) The Cells Unit covers cell theory, prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells, animal vs. plant cells, the organelles of the cell, and now goes into more detail about chloroplast anatomy, the layers of a leaf, photosynthesis, and more.
Biology: Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit
Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Packet: (Newly updated and now over 100 pages)
In this unit, we started off by talking about why we classify things. We learned about the dichotomous key and did a number of activities to understand how they work. We talked about why classification is useful and how we can do that in a way that is organized and logical.
Then we went into more detail about the history of classification. Scientists have been grouping and categorizing different species for most of human history. In the past 300 years or so, scientists have worked on developing a logical, organized system for classifying the species around us.
All living organisms are classified by their characteristics. We keep adding to and adjusting the classification system as new evidence become available through DNA research and molecular studies! We talked about Linnaeus and his contributions to the classification of animals and his system of naming organisms (binomial nomenclature).
We talked about the current system of classification and by the end of the unit, the kids were readily able to identify the types of organisms that have been classified as Bryozoa, Platyhelminthes, Porifora and other phyla in the Animalia Kingdom.
Biology: Ocean Unit
This unit is a study of the hydrosphere — Earth’s oceans, tides, marine life (including bioluminescent critters, and more!)
In our ocean studies we explored
- Marine Habitats
- Coral Reefs
- Tide Pools
- Water Form Words (bay, estuary, lagoon, fjord, etc.)
- Features of the Ocean Floor (trench, seamount, guyot, etc.)
- Ocean Navigation (early navigation with astrolabes & the constellations, modern SONAR)
- Tides (and the phases of the moon)
- Ocean Currents (Surface & Deep Sea Currents)
- Ocean Life:
- Special Body Features
- Fish Body Shape and Movement
- Biological Interactions: Mutualism and Commensalism in the Ocean
- Deep Sea Life – Bioluminescence, Anglerfish
We also talked about the ocean zones and different layers of the ocean again (which we covered three or four years ago).
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