If you are using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Botany in your homeschool, you are going to love these Apologia botany worksheets and printables we have put together. These botany worksheets are the perfect way to enhance your study of plants.
Apologia’s Young Explorer Series
If you have been homeschooling for any amount of time, you may have heard of the Apologia Young Explorers Series. It is an elementary science curriculum for the elementary grades. It sets its focus on a specific science theme for complete immersion in the individual topics presented in the book.
Each lesson includes a supply list of what you will need for the science experiments that are presented in the lesson.
It’s written to elementary ages in a conversational tone, which is a charlotte mason approach many homeschoolers love. When you add in the variety of activities, science experiments and 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.
Apologia Student Notebook:
Parents really love using the Apologia notebooks in addition to the science textbook. These are a great addition to the curriculum because it can help you organize the material with a suggested schedule in the beginning of the book.
There is a regular notebooking journal for older students. The regular journal also includes more spaces for your children to write.
Junior Botany Notebook
Younger students will enjoy the junior notebooking journal which has coloring pages. The notebooking pages have larger writing lines that are great for children that are still working on their writing skills.
All the notebooks come with fun vocabulary crossword puzzles and full-color mini-books. These little books are great to record interesting facts as they complete assignments from the textbook.
Exploring Creation with Botany
Exploring Creation with Botany will immerse your elementary students in the study of Botany from a Christian perspective. In this botany course, they will enjoy the study of plants from their own backyard.
Your kids will learn about topics such as: plant classification, plant development, the different plant parts, plant cells, the study of trees, ferns, lichens, moss and even how to start a nature journal.
Recommended: Nature Notebook
Follow along with the topics in the Nature Anatomy using written narration, drawing, labeling, and more with our companion notebooking journals.
Students will explore nature art by sketching things in the natural world such as insects, birds, trees, leaves, butterflies, and more.
Free Worksheets for Apologia Botany By Lesson:
We have taken the time to round up free printables that go along with the corresponding lesson in Exploring Creation with Botany to save you lots of time.
Lesson 1: Botany
Botany Study Guides– These guides are designed just for the apologia botany curriculum for co-op and in home use.
How Plants and Fungi Are Classified Graphic Organizer – Learn how to classify plants and fungi with this graphic organizer.
Classifying Plants as Flowering and Non Flowering – This graphic organizer will teach you which plants produce seeds.
Plant Cell Notebooking Journal – There are a lot of things happening inside a person, animal, or plant–and many of them happen in places so small we can’t begin to imagine it. Help your students study biology with this Plant Cell Notebooking Journal.
Ways Plants Move Guided Drawing – Help your kids learn about tropisms and methods of seed dispersal with this Ways Plants Move Guided Drawing activity.
Soil Science Vocabulary Copywork – If your students think dirt is just dirt, help them discover what lies beneath their feet with this Soil Science Vocabulary Copywork. They can learn about layers of the soil, types of soil, and much more while practicing their handwriting.
Plant Terminology Copywork Notebook – This plant terminology copywork notebook looks at 20 plant-related terms and gives students a way to practice their handwriting while learning each one.
Lesson 2: Seeds
Germinating Seeds Worksheet and Activity – Chart the growth of seeds as they germinate on this printable chart.
Printable Seed Germination Journal – Watch the development of plants as the seeds germinate before your very eyes in this fun experiment.
Diagram of a Seed Worksheet – Learn about the parts of a seed with this worksheet.
Exploring and Investigating Seeds – Your young naturalists will enjoy exploring and investigating seeds with this printable activity.
Plants Life Cycles Cut & Paste – Do your kids know how the food we eat every day grows? Do they know that big, juicy watermelons or giant, round pumpkins start as small seeds? Have fun exploring the world of plants with this Plants Life Cycles Cut & Paste unit.
Lesson 3: Flowers
Flower Identification Cards – These flower cards are perfect to take with you on a nature walk to help your kids identify the flowers they find along the way.
Parts of a Flower Clip Art, Worksheets and Coloring Pages – Huge list of printable worksheets to help with the different parts of a flower.
Printable Flower Unit Study – 11 Page All About Flowers mini unit study to learn about flowers and how they grow.
Flower Nature Study Ideas and free Printables – 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!
Flowers Around the World Guided Drawing – This Flowers Around the World Guided Drawing unit looks at ten common flowers from various countries and continents.
Free Nature Fact Cards: Flowers (also includes birds and insects!)
Learn the names of 29 different types of flowers. The cards are so pretty you may just want to decorate with them!
Lesson 4: Pollination
Pollination Activity Printable – Hands-on activity for understanding pollination with printable activity instructions.
2 Types of Pollination Printable – Learn about the different flower parts that are used in pollination.
Pollination Scavenger Hunt Printable and Ways to Help – Go on a pollination scavenger hunt and learn how to protect and help the pollinators in your own backyard.
Seeds and Pollination – Printable activity that explains how seeds travel and get pollinated.
Lesson 5: Fruits and Seed Dispersal
Hitchhiking, Flying and Other Exciting Ways Seeds Travel – Seed travel is an exciting thing that kids will enjoy learning about in this printable activity.
Fruits and Seeds 3 Part Cards – Montessori 3 Part cards that show the fruit and the seeds that are inside.
Matching Seeds and Fruits – Printable cards and instructions to match seeds to their fruits.
How Seeds Travel – Find out the many ways that plants travel in this printable.
Germination Stencil Activity – Learn about the germination of seeds with a fun, hands-on stencil activity.
Lesson 6: Leaves
Photosynthesis Work Sheets – Vocabulary worksheets on photosynthesis words to practice.
Leaf Anatomy Coloring Page Diagram and Worksheet – This is a very detailed diagram of a leaf for your kids to color by number. The worksheet breaks down all the specific parts of the leaf as shown underneath a microscope.
Parts of a Leaf Worksheets – There are many parts to a leaf. Practice your leaf knowledge with these labeling, diagramming and coloring worksheets.
Recommended: Nature Study with Trees & Leaves
Have fun using this Nature Study with Trees and Leaves that lets you draw, label, color, and more! Upper elementary and middle school students can learn about seeds, plants, leaves, flowers, and more with this unit study.
Lesson 7: Roots
Plant Lifecycle Worksheets – These worksheets show the anatomy of root systems as the plants go through their lifecycle.
Types of Roots Lesson – This lesson explains what roots are and what a root system is.
Parts of a Plant and Root Systems Printable – Tap root and fibrous root similarity and differences worksheet.
Lesson 8: Stems
Types of Stems – Learn about the different parts of a plant and why the stem of a plant is so important.
Plant Structure and Function – Home projects and vocabulary words to learn about plant structure.
Celery Experiment Worksheet – Your kids will have fun with his colored dye observation experiment worksheet.
Lesson 9: Trees
Tree Nature Study Ideas: Free Printables and Resources for Learning about Trees – We love nature, so we have compiled a post full of free printables and resources for how to study and learn about different trees.
Nature Study with Trees and Leaves – This is a great 30 page nature unit study on trees and leaves that will have your children drawing, labeling and coloring the different parts of trees and leaves.
Types of Trees Guided Drawing – There are so many fascinating things to learn about trees! They are so much more than tall green plants with leaves. They are complex and diverse. Help your kids learn more about trees and discover ten amazing kinds of trees with this Types of Trees Guided Drawing unit.
Lesson 10: Gymnosperms
What are Gymosperms? – Students will identify the different types in this worksheet.
Parts of a Pinecone Worksheets – Set of worksheets with coloring pages, printables, and cut and paste activities to learn about pinecones.
Pinecone Botany for Beginners – This page has a great information on pinecones with a diagram showing the gymnosperm and angiosperm of the pinecone.
Lesson 11: Seedless Vascular Plants
Seedless Vascular Plants, Non Vascular Plants and Nature Journaling – This post shows you how one family used the notebooking journals to do leaf rubbings of ferns.
Life Cycle of the Fern – This graphic shows you a life cycle of a fern and how a fern grows.
How to Study and Identify Ferns – Learn how to identify and study ferns using a dichotomous key.
Lesson 12: Non Vascular Plants
All About Lichens – Learn all about lichens and how to find them. There is also a free narration sheet for your kids to share what they have found.
Mushroom, Lichen, Moss Nature Grid Study – Study mushrooms, lichens and moss with this outdoor challenge grid study.
Lichen and Moss Nature Study – Get out in nature and explore and hunt for lichens and moss with this nature study.
Lesson 13: Nature Journaling
We love nature journaling and creating nature notebooks. Journaling is a fantastic way to make your botany lessons come to life.
Free Nature Study Notebook Printables – We have gathered up tons of resources and printables for you to use with your nature journaling.
Easy Nature Journals for Kids – Find out why nature journaling is so beneficial and grab some great printables to take with you on your next nature walk.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!