Garden Integrated Studies
Teaching botany is easy and the items you need can be found in your garden or the produce section of the grocery store. Gardens are a great place to start your homeschool studies. The subjects you can base off of growing food are countless. But, where do you begin?
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I remember the joys of discovering the secrets inside parts of the plants as we looked inside seeds, followed the path of tubes from the roots to the tips of leaves, and were amazed at the parts of the flowers. I believe that experiential learning is the best way to learn. That means that I created my own scope and sequence and the details of how to teach it while I used textbooks as a guide.My kids learned to think outside the box simply because they did not have a box!
Teaching styles and learning styles are varied. You may prefer a more traditional approach to education but you may want help with the activities that you find here that will supplement your curriculum. No matter what your teaching style, you’ve come to the right place!
These botany lessons are already done for you and they are free. Not only are the lessons free, but I also made the printable workbooks free too! When you subscribe, you will be given access to the free workbooks that go with each botany lesson and a whole lot more FREE things to print. SUBSCRIBE HERE
The Secret Inside series is a foundational study of botany from a lovely book that is no longer in print, “Grocery Store Botany” by Joan Elma Rahn. I have recreated her chapters into daily lessons and included a FREE student workbook for each lesson. Upon completion of all chapters, your student will have a treasure full of memories that he or she created. The bonus to the parent or teacher is that the supplies can be found in a grocery store. It’s a really inexpensive way to teach botany. And the kiddos just might eat their lessons!
Enjoy these FREE lessons!
Look at it this way: experiential learning gives them a peg to hang the “book” learning on.
May all you weeds be wildflowers,
With a FREE Printable Unit Study Planner
This is a comprehensive teaching article that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create a unit study that you and your family choose. Follow along when you print out the free planner that is available when you subscribe.
The Best Way to Teach Children
We were made to wonder, to explore, discover and then use that knowledge to make conclusions. It’s not to be all “rote memory” and parroting back given facts.
Teach your child the hidden secrets in seeds with this thorough lesson that’s done for you. your child can discover secrets inside of seeds that will be unforgettable. Included is the FREE printable workbook chapter.
Learn how to teach a lesson about roots that your kids will never forget. Free lesson plan, done for you and free printable workbook chapter.
Stems connect the root to the branches leaves. Discover how. Follow the path from the root to the leaves to see how the secret paths send nutrition and water to the rest of the plant.
Leaves have the big job of creating energy for the plant. This lesson includes lots of vocabulary that’s fun to learn.
Would you believe this is a broccoli flower (partially dissected)? Flowers are super fun to take apart. Your kids are gonna love this lesson!
A child who is learning by discovery won’t be bored! Explore the secrets inside fruit with your child and you will be amazed with the design in fruits.
Botany Lessons from the Grocery Store: A Book
If you would like the whole unit as one big workbook that includes the lessons with the workbook pages, the book is scheduled to publish in August, 2020. The price is not determined yet.