These 21 plant (botany) experiments are a great complement to the Plant Stories, Riddles, and Research and are suitable for ANY child, whether they have been immersed in a Montessori environment or not.
This material is suitable for any classroom, homeschool, or educational environment – you do not have to be a Montessori teacher. Save yourself HOURS of work!
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The child begins to explore basic botanical facts, through a series of 21 experiments.
The experiments go into detail about the needs of plants, their basic functions, and their purposes on our planet.
Biology focuses on the plants and animals which form part of the environment in which the child lives and continues to develop through experiences they have in it, when they interact with plants and animals.
Montessori said, “the world is acquired psychologically by means of the imagination, reality is studied in detail and then the whole is imagined, the detail is able to grow in the imagination and the whole is attained”. These experiments give ideas about the natural world which are not able for humans to experience without using the intellect and imagination. Impressionistic charts can be used to further the child’s deep understanding of this.
The theme of examining the needs of plants, originating from the work in history, is a key idea in Botany.
There are a few experiments in the preview – all 21 are included in the PDF.
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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.