Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant


Discover the complex flower life cycle with this easy-to-use curriculum that you can use with your entire family. Your children will love learning about beautiful flowering plants and their amazing abilities!


As you picture your favorite flower in your mind, I wonder how much you know about the flower life cycle? Life cycles are amazing things. In fact, every single plant and animal has its very own, unique set of stages that it goes through from start to finish. Stages that we can observe in awe as each new stage brings incredible changes in the structure and abilities!

That’s exactly what you’ll learn about in this multi-media curriculum for 1st-8th graders. We’ll dig deep (sometimes literally) into the amazing life cycle of flowering plants. We’ll learn about their similarities and differences as they progress from seeds to adult plants and all the stops in between.

Your entire family can gather together to learn about:

  • the general flower life cycle,
  • the parts of a flower,
  • the pollination process,
  • seed production,
  • types of seeds
  • how seeds are dispersed,
  • germination, and
  • real-life examples of flowering plant life cycles.

As with the entire No Sweat Nature Study curriculum series, you get to choose just how much you want to learn and how long to spend on each lesson. Simple readings and discussions will teach your children a lot about the flower life cycle, but you can also choose to add video learning to each of the lessons.

In order to stretch the learning to provide solid, visual understanding, every lesson includes a nature journaling prompt. Your children will get so much goodness from creating charts, labeling diagrams, and making detailed drawings for each of the lesson topics.

If you’d like some active learning, you’ll have opportunities to complete experiments and activities that give your children real-life, hands-on exposure to each of the stages of a flowering plant’s life cycle. Your older children will even have opportunities to do some light research-based learning to explore each concept with depth and to encourage higher-order thinking skills, too

Of course, if you’re not afraid of a little sweat in a “no sweat” nature study, every single one of the eight lessons gives you a nature walk idea. Observing real-life examples in nature can be a huge connection point that transforms “regular learning” into something that has purpose. I’ve watched so many children finally find excitement in learning when they see that there really is a real-life reason behind the bookwork! However, getting outdoors is never necessary. Do as much or as little as you like to help your children have a thorough understanding of the flower life cycle!  

  • 35 pages
  • Digital curriculum
  • Appropriate for black and white printing, but printing is not necessary
  • Content suitable for charter schools

What is No Sweat Nature Study?

Have you ever wished for a nature study that simply didn’t require any outdoor time?

No packing of bags full of nature journals and sunblock.

No half-days spent driving to and from the nature trails.

No whining about the temperature that’s either too hot or too cold.

Well, it’s here. 

The No Sweat Nature Study series allows you to teach nature-based lessons from the comfort of your home or classroom using an amazing variety of fresh resources that will make a deep scientific impact on your students.

Through the use of kid-friendly, hand-selected videos, websites, online images, and books, you can teach nature study topics to multiple ages in short bursts of time.

Wait. Some of you are die-hard fans of “real” nature study – the outdoor kind – and you’re wondering how this curriculum could be legit, aren’t you?

Trust me when I say I am all for getting outdoors for real-life nature study. In fact, nature walks have been a weekly habit around our house for years and years now – and they’ve made a huge difference in our homeschool.

Some people just don’t like getting outside, though. Others struggle with time, energy, health, or climate issues. Some are attempting to teach nature study in co-ops or classrooms without options to get outdoors frequently.

I want everyone to have the opportunity to study in-depth nature topics, and this curriculum is just about as close to real life nature walks as you can get without going outside.

But, don’t stop reading just yet my “real” nature study friend. YOU can benefit from this curriculum, too! It’s a great way to add some depth and understanding to things you’re already discovering in the field during your nature walks.

Whether your a fan of nature walks or not, you’ll find this series to provide you with a unique method to experience nature study!

  • You get to choose exactly how much and what you study as you work through eight lessons.
  • The activities are leveled for difficulty, while allowing you the opportunity to do more or less depending on the interests and abilities of your students.
  • Whether you do a little or a lot from each lesson, rest assured that serious nature-based science will be learned.

This curriculum is perfect to add to a morning time routine. It’s also perfect to use once-a-week as a supplement to your regular science curriculum. If you choose to do all the lessons and really dig deep within each, you could use No Sweat Nature Study as your complete science curriculum for whichever topics you choose. How you choose to use it is really up to you!

Written with 1st-8th graders in mind, the topics are really very in-depth. Using kid-size terminology and resources, I think you’ll be surprised and excited about how much scientific information your students are able to absorb!


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