The First Knowledge of Plants Stories, Riddles, Research, Lesson plans, and exercises are a fun and challenging introduction to the Elementary Montessori Cosmic Curriculum in Biology (Botany).
This is a media-rich, carefully prepared eBook with a link to the PDF for all of the printable material you will need to practice plant research, identification, and classification.
Plant Stories, Riddles, and Research – The Ebook & The PDF (use it on your devices to take advantage of the stories, digital photos, and videos, use the printables for real life work, or do both!)
This book provides the first knowledge of plants using beautiful photographs, audio narration of the plant stories/riddles, and includes a supplemental download link containing all of the printable resources you need to complete the exercises in the book for parents, teachers, and budding young botanists to use offline.
For each of the 24 plants (listed below) you will have the following for your lessons:
between 3 and 6 digital images of each one (Ebook)
18 videos showing the plants in motion and in ‘real life’ (Ebook)
The stories are read out loud and embedded in the eBook. You can use this for children who cannot read yet but want to attempt the plant riddles while looking at the pictures of the plant (or not looking at the pictures if they can read) (Ebook)
4 Lesson Plans for increasing degrees of complexity (Ebook and PDF)
48 beautiful photographs (2 for each plant), plant labels, plant facts/stories/ “Who/what am I?” riddles, Continent labels, and detailed instructions/lesson plans with illustrations (PDF)
24 beautiful plant picture cards
There really is nothing else as comprehensive as this out there!
To enable the child to identify plants and to learn the vocabulary of plants.
To help identify plants by reading information about them.
To research, discuss, and reason.
To become more knowledgeable about botany/plant classification.
Explore basic botanical facts, through a series of lessons, games, and sorting activities.
4 detailed lesson plans with illustrations
24 plant picture cards (different pictures from the ebook, so you get 48 more images to use in your lessons:
• bell pepper
• blue iris
• brush cherry
• corpse flower
• Antarctic hair grass
• prickly pear
• trumpet pitcher
• cape sundew
• butternut squash
24 “Who/What am I?” riddle stories (one for each plant)
24 nomenclature labels (one for each plant)
Continent labels in Montessori colours: South America, North America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, Antarctica)
A series of question headings and answer cards for a first level of research and plant study
In addition to the 25 beautiful pages included here, there are an additional 39 pages of an ebook for your use, for a total of 64 pages with over a hundred different high quality photographs and some videos of plant specimens included.
24 diverse and fascinating plants are featured in over 72 high-quality photos and 18 videos. The 24 plant stories/riddles feature audio support. Some of them are common, and some not-so-common. The supplemental material includes printable plant photos, labels, riddles, and lesson plans. The 24 plants featured go into detail about the needs of plants, their basic functions, and their uses for mankind, and more.
This publication features gorgeous photographs, audio reading of the plant riddles, and is beautifully presented.
THIS IS A PRINTABLE PDF FILE BUT THERE IS ALSO AN EPUB FILE/EBOOK INCLUDED IN THE PRICE – PLEASE CONNECT WITH ME FOR THE FILE.
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This material has been lovingly created for you by an AMS-trained Montessorian and experienced teacher of more than 2 decades. It complies with and fulfills part of the Montessori Elementary Cosmic Curriculum in Biology (Botany).
Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change. Examples of environmental changes could include changes in land characteristics, water distribution, temperature, food, and other organisms. Assessment is limited to a single environmental change. Assessment does not include the greenhouse effect or climate change.
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.