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