Grade 5 Month 1 The Wonder of Botany
The Botany lessons will be brought in ways that relate directly to the child’s experience. In this way, deep and meaningful connections are made. The focus is on what the child can experience and observe with their senses. The discoveries build more appreciation and wonder for the plant world. The child will be brought on a learning journey that demonstrates how the plant world is made up of “babies,” “toddlers,” “school-age children,” etc., and that the plant’s stages of development are based on how much wisdom they can receive from the sun.
This 4-week block introduces students to the plant world through artistic and scientific study. Students will create their own Botany Book filled with sketches and drawings of the plant world and poetry and descriptive paragraphs. Also, students will conduct their own science inquiries, plan experiments, and record data and findings.
Charles Kovac’s book, Botany, informs this unit.