Originally posted on our homeschool blog, Benoit Academy.
Plants Mini-Unit Study + Free Resources
This past week, M6 & L8 have been studying the life-cycle of plants. This all came about when I found a Harcourt Science textbook in an old box of school books in my garage!
- Plants Lapbook from Homeschool Helper Online
- Flowering Plant Life Cycle Sequencing Cards from Enchanted Learning
- Photosynthesis Coloring Page from Education.com
We also read one of my personal favorite books as a kid, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
Another thing we did was the colored water & flowers experiment. (No pic!?) We took 3 white flowers & put 1 each in a jar of water colored with food coloring (red, blue, & green). This shows how a plant carries water from the roots to the rest of the plant! Check on it the next day & notebook/journal about your findings. You can find free notebooking pages here.
I had done this experiment before with J12 when she was in 2nd grade with celery & red food coloring. It was so neat to see it with red stripes the next day!