George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamon, Missouri around 1864. He was orphaned as an infant and his birth date is unknown. These George Washington Carver worksheets will help your kids learn about the most prominent scientist and inventors of his time.
This post is part of the Famous Inventors Series
Famous Inventor Series
If you enjoy unit studies in your homeschool you will love this series on famous inventors who were historical heroes in American History.
Inventions are fascinating and inventors are so much fun to learn about.
You can have great conversations when you talk to your kids about inventions that were created and what our world would be without these things. It makes fun history lessons and also lessons on appreciating what we have.
In this series we are highlighting some well known inventors with free printables, unit studies and hands-on activities. These pertain to the particular invention that the inventor created.
Your kids will love learning about these famous inventors and their inventions that have made a huge impact on how we live our lives today.
George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was born into slavery during the civil war. He grew up to become a botanist, agricultural scientist and chemist.
He paved the way for farming and agriculture in the south. He helped the south to get away from only farming cotton and learning to farm many other crops that were useful for different things.
He is best known for the many uses he devised for the peanut crop and many other plants. Carver’s inventions included over 100 products using the Southern Peanut crop and he was famously known as the peanut man.
Carver was a scientific expert on plants and considered a plant doctor. This made him one of the most famous African Americans and intellectual of his time. He is a great scientist and inventor to study during Black History Month.
He was also the founder and president of the Tuskegee Institute where he helped others to get a formal education.
President Theodore Roosevelt admired his work so much that he sought his advice on agricultural matters in the United States. He was invited to dine at the White House which was unheard of at that time in history.
Recommended Resource – Famous People Notebook: Inventors
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George Washington Carver Printables, Unit Studies, and Hands-On Activities
These printables, unit studies and hands-on activities will help your kids to learn more about George Washington Carver. Learn about his life and inventions in an immersive way.
George Washington Carver Worksheets and Coloring Pages:
Printable worksheets and coloring pages to go with a study on George Washington Carver, his life and accomplishments.
Coloring Page – Coloring and biography page.
George Washington Carver Botanist Coloring Page – Color a picture of George Washington Carver with his peanut plants.
Inventor Worksheet – In this worksheet students will learn and record important information about George Washington Carver.
George Washington Carver Reading Comprehension Passage – This freebie includes a reading passage and questions about the accomplishments of George Washington Carver.
Carver Peanut Butter Recipe and Worksheet – Talk about the accomplishments of George Washington Carver and write out how to make peanut butter.
George Washington Copywork and Notebooking Pages – 9 pages of copywork, notebooking pages and a timeline.
Unit Studies on George Washington Carver:
Dig deeper into learning about George Washington Carver with these unit studies, lesson plans and teaching activities.
10 Things You Need to Know About George Washington Carver -Learn how he was known as the plant doctor and peanut man, and the good ideas that he brought to rural farmers during the civil war and in the south.
The Peanut and George Washington Carver : A Unit Study – Research how to plant peanuts by learning about Carver with this free unit study and science experiment.
Lesson Plans and Teaching Activities – Lesson plans on peanuts, agriculture and George Washington Carver.
Online Resources about George Washington Carver :
Online biographies, recorded inventions, videos and games to learn more.
George Washington Carver: Biography, Inventions and Quotes – Learn about the life of George Washington Carver, his inventions and famous quotes.
George Washington Carver’s Inventions -Find out about Carver’s inventions and watch a video of his accomplishments.
Black History George Washington Carver – Learn about the hundreds of products that Carver invented such as peanut butters, soybeans and sweet potatoes.
George Washington Carver Facts or Fiction – Fun online game activity that helps your kids sort statements into fact or fiction.
Hands-On Activities and Crafts:
Your kids are going to have a blast with these hands-on activities and crafts when learning about George Washington Carver.
George Washington Carver Craftivity Project – This activity will help solidify what you have learned by making a peanut book of facts with a cute printable of peanut shapes.
How to Make Peanut Butter While Learning About George Washington Carver – Learn how to make peanut butter with this fun activity and recipe.
George Washington Carver Science Project Ideas and Resources – Free science fair printable projects and ideas for George Washington Carver.
Crafts and Learning Activities – George was able to teach himself through observation. Practice your observation skills with these crafts and learning activities.
George Washington Carver’s Gift to America – Create a mini book of Carver’s life that looks like a jar of peanut butter.
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Enjoy this George Washington Carver Fun Pack with six activities including a timeline, reading comprehension cut and paste, mazes, copywork, and word searches to help kids learn about the life of this amazing man.
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