There are lots of different types of science subjects that you can choose from when teaching your children at home. Botany is a wonderful science for those that may be squeamish of bugs, or animal dissections. It is a great field of study for nature and plant lovers. Your family will enjoy these free Botany printables and resources for your homeschool.
Botany is the scientific study of plants. When studying plants you will learn about their structure, properties and biochemical processes. In botany students learn about plant classification, how to identify plans and the different diseases plants can get. There is also a lot of study on how plants interact with the environment and the ecology of our planet.
There are so many things you can cover when you are studying Botany. I love how you can take certain areas of botany and turn it into complete unit studies. You can learn about how to identify plants and turn that into a nature study while taking nature walks. There are many types of edible plants to study and research. You can explore medicinal plants and experiment with their different uses in your home. Children can also study about how plants help to clean our air and the environment.
You can take it a step further and start growing your own plants! Your children can learn how to grow flowers and herbs, or their own vegetable garden. There are so many fun things to explore while studying botany.
FREE Botany Resources and Printables:
We have lots of nature lovers here at Homeschool Giveaways. We have compiled lots of exclusive Botany themed freebies over the years! Our notebooking journals, drawing activities, and vocabulary and copywork books will help enhance and supplement any science curriculum.
Check out this amazing list of freebies:
If you enjoy Botany, or you are a nature enthusiast you will also love these nature study printables and resources:
Our Nature Notebook is a companion notebooking journal to the book Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman. Your students will use a combination of drawing, written narration and labeling to learn about different plants and animals. The notebook follows along with the book with links to extra materials and resources to expand your studies even further!
When Learning about Botany, you will also learn about famous botanist Gregor Mendell. Check out all of these free printables and resources about this famous plant scientist:
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