It is officially SPRING! This makes it the perfect time of year to dive into this Seeds and Plants Unit Study! This unit study for kids is perfect for the whole family to dive into together. It is divided into ten specific topics, covering all aspects of learning about seeds and plants.
If you are not already excited about the spring, prepare to get excited, my friend! This unit study is FULL of fun hands on learning! This seeds and plants unit study includes these topics:
- Four Types of Plants
- Parts of a Seed
- The Plant Lifecycle
- Spreading Seeds
- Plant Adaptations
- Why do We Need Plants?
- Get Growing!
We are just in the middle of this unit study right now and we are LOVING it! With the warm spring weather outside, our raised garden beds just going in, and the gorgeous sunshine, it is just the perfect time to be diving into this unit study.
Within our Seeds and Plants Unit Study, each of the 10 topics include:
- a hands on activity
- a curated YouTube video
- book suggestions
- a math or literacy enrichment activity
- an interesting fact
- a discussion question
I wanted to give you a peek at what to expect within this Unit Study! Here are the 10 topics covered with our Seeds and Plants Unit Study:
(to find out more about this unit study, or to order it and get immediate access, check it out here)
1. Four Types of Plants
Do you know the Four different types of plants? For this part of the unit study our hands on activity was a sorting one. We learned all about Mosses and Worts, Gymnosperms, Angiosperms, and Ferns. We then printed off the various plants and classified them, sorting them into their proper groups.
2. Parts of a Seed
Each and every seed contains all that is needed for a new plant to grow. After we read all about this in our unit study it was time for some seed art. We printed off the art templates and used white glue to glue down seeds creating a beautiful spring mosaic!
3. The Plant Life Cycle
My boys have loved learning about the life cycle of a plant! The hands-on activity for this part of the unit study was a favourite of my little art lover. We printed off the labels for the plant life cycle and my boys drew each phase themselves to complete the diagram.
4. Parts of a Plant
Did you know that we eat ALL parts of different plants? Some plants we eat the roots (like potatoes), some we eat the leaves (like spinach), some we eat the flowers once they turn into fruit (like apples), and some we eat the stem (like celery!) For the hands on activity with this section of the unit study we used the printable placemat and found all of the parts of the plants in our fridge!
Using only rubbing alcohol we did an AMAZING science experiment that shows how leaves change colour. By discovering how leaves change colour in the Fall we were able to see the role chlorophyll plays in photosynthesis and creating food for plants. This is one of my favourite science experiments of all time!
My art lover adored this activity as well! We created beautiful flowers using chalk from the suggested YouTube video in this unit study. That in itself was an amazing learning opportunity! Afterwards, we used cotton balls to demonstrate how pollination occurs in flowers.
7. Spreading Seeds
There are so many different ways that plants spread their seeds. We learned all about these various ways and then got to experience an awesome seed dispersal method – exploding seed pods! We popped some seeds into a balloon and blew it up. Then we took that balloon outside and popped it, watching the seeds spread far and wide.
8. Plant Adaptations
Time for a little bit of GAME SCHOOLING! This was such a fun way for us to learn about the various plants and how they have adapted to live in various climates. We printed off the attached game board and cards and took turns learning all about the plant adaptations for desert biomes and wetland biomes.
9. Why do we need plants?
After discovering just how important plants are for us, it was our turn to explore the process of watching some seeds sprout. We popped paper towel in a mason jar, added some seeds, and within just 4 days we had our first big sprout!
10. Get Growing!
Finally, to finish our seeds and plants unit study we will be making our own garden. I was going to do a small container garden inside with my boys, but figured we are juuuuussst about ready to get those raised beds filled and loaded with seeds, so decided we should wait. I cannot wait to have my boys experience the joys of gardening and growing their own food now that they have all of this plant knowledge under their belts!
Would you like to get this Seeds and Plants Unit Study? You will receive it immediately in your email. It includes:
All instructions and printables for the Hands On Activities
Curated YouTube videos with information about each of the 10 topics
A booklist for the library
A math or literacy enrichment activity for each of the 10 topics
An interesting fact for each topic
And a discussion question for each topic (perfect for journal writing!)
You can grab your Seeds and Plants Unit Study right here!
And if you would like to check out ALL of the ten Unit Study topics I currently have available, you can find them right here.
Thank you so much for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions,