If you are using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Botany in your homeschool, you are going to love the freebies we have for you that will enhance your study of botany.
If you have been homeschooling for any amount of time, you may have heard of the Apologia Young Explorers series. It is a science curriculum for elementary aged children through grade six. It sets its focus on a specific science theme for complete immersion in the individual topics presented in the book. It’s written to the student in a conversational tone, making it a favorite for Charlotte Mason homeschoolers. If you add in extra hands-on activities and experiments, as well as free printables for Apologia’s individual lessons, you will see how a 14-unit textbook can be used as a complete science curriculum for a full school year.
We love using the Apologia Young Explorer Series in our homeschool. When we first began using this curriculum there were no notebooking journals available so I had to search for printables to go along with the book to deepen our studies. There are lots of free resources available but it can take hours and hours to hunt for all of them.
Exploring Creation with Botany will immerse your children in the study of Botany from a Christian perspective. They will learn about topics such as: plant classification, plant development from seeds to plant reproduction, the study of trees, ferns, lichens, moss and even how to start a nature journal! We have taken the time to round up free printables that go along with each lesson in Exploring Creation with Botany to save you lots of time!
FREE Printables to go along with each lesson of Exploring Creation with Botany:
Lesson 1: Botany
Study Guides for co-op and in home use
Synthesis of Botany Printable for classifying plants
How Plants and Fungi Are Classified Graphic Organizer
Classifying Plants as Flowering and Non Flowering
Lesson 2: Seeds
Germinating Seeds Worksheet and Activity
Germinating Seeds Observation Sheet
Printable Seed Germination Journal
Diagram of a Seed Worksheet
What’s Inside a Bean Seed Experiment and Printable
Parts of a Seed Felt Puzzle and Printable
Seed Cycle Worksheet
Seed Clipart, Coloring Pages and Labeling Worksheets
Exploring and Investigating Seeds
If your children love flowers, they will enjoy taking this study a step further by doing a flower nature study. This post has tons of nature study ideas and free printables to learn all about flowers!
Lesson 5: Fruits and Seed Dispersal
Seed Dispersal Teaching Pack Printables
Hitchhiking, Flying and Other Exciting Ways Seeds Travel
Fruits and Seeds 3 Part Cards
Matching Seeds and Fruits
How Seeds Travel
Germination Stencil Activity
Lesson 6: Leaves
Parts of a Leaf Clip Art Worksheets and Coloring Pages
Photosynthesis Comic Strip
Photosynthesis Work Sheets
Photosynthesis Coloring Page
Leaf Anatomy Coloring Page Diagram and Worksheet
We have a Tree nature study post with tons of free printables and resources for how to study and learn about different trees.
Lesson 11: Seedless Vascular Plants
Seedless Vascular Plants, Non Vascular Plants and Nature Journaling
Fern Nature Study
Life Cycle of the Fern
How to Study and Identify Ferns
Lesson 13: Nature Journaling
We love nature journaling and creating nature notebooks. We have a post FULL of resources and printables for you to use with your nature journaling.
To further enrich your study of Botany here are some wonderful living books we recommend:
Plant Life in Field and Garden (Yesterday’s Classics) (Eyes and No Eyes Series)Trees and Shrubs (Yesterday’s Classics)What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the SensesTrees Up Close: The Beauty of Their Bark, Leaves, Flowers, and Seeds (Seeing Series)Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History (Fifty Things That Changed the Course of History)Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant IdentificationNature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman)Botanicum: Welcome to the MuseumDK Eyewitness Books: Plant: Discover the Fascinating World of Plants from Flowers and Fruit to Plants That SThe Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds (Explore!)How Plants and Trees Work: A Hands-On Guide to the Natural World (Explore the Earth)
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