Evan-Moor Science Series – All About Plants

When it came time to start our veggie garden, my six-year-old daughter couldn’t wait to help.  She was filled with questions about how things grew. I wanted a little book that would explain simple botany concepts, one step at a time. I found All About Plants, from Evan-Moor’s science series. It covers very simple botany principles on a K/1st grade level through hands on learning. It was lots of fun for my daughter.

All About Plants covers the following concepts:

  • types of plants
  • the parts of flowers
  • parts of a tree
  • seeds
  • plants that we eat

Many of the concepts are taught through coloring! When we finished in the garden, my six-year-old ran inside and did a page in All About Plants. She especially liked the cut and paste activities. I loved it when she showed me what she had learned in the garden the next day. Can’t get better hands on learning than that!

Benefits:

  • This workbook is written to the child.
  • The language is developmentally appropriate, clear and simply written.
  • It teaches through coloring, cut and paste, read alouds, and a simple experiment.

One day we planted corn seeds together. We planted the seeds inside to protect them from the cold weather in the early spring.  Waiting for the stems to appear was almost impossible for my daughter. But she kept busy studying the parts of the plant in All About Plants! Soon the early leaves appeared in our corn plant.

“That’s just like my book!” she exclaimed.

And as our seedlings grew in our garden, she could identify the parts of each plant. There is nothing like gardening with children! And All About Plants made it even better for my family. It helped my six-year-old to understand the true miracle of the growing and appreciate it all the more.

If you are looking for a fun, simple approach to science for your young child, check out All About Plants. For more info on this series, go to Evan-Moor. This title is also available in ebook format. Watch for more titles in this Science Series by Evan-Moor, for young learners,  in future reviews by this author.

~Betsy lives with her husband, daughter and two cats near Puget Sound in the northwest.  A waldorf-inspired and unit study-loving homeschooler, she offers Homeschool Consulting to new families at Jane Sproger

Betsy (36 Posts)

Betsy is a writer, blogger, and most importantly, mom to her 18 year old, who was adopted as an infant. She blogs at BJ's Homeschool about their 14 year homeshooling journey, to provide their daughter with the 1 on 1's and the nurturing spirit of learning at home. And this year, their teen was accepted by four colleges! Betsy blogs about how to's and tips for aiming towards college. She enjoys gardening, writing christian stories for preschoolers, and getting out in nature as a family. Betsy also offers free homeschool help to families here.


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  • Katie March 21, 2012, 9:52 am

    What a great review! My son would love this. I am going to check out the Evan-Moor series now…I see they have a plants workbook for grades 1-3, as well as a geology workbook that I know he will enjoy! And, I did a quick look at Amazon.com (I’m an Amazon addict, lol) and the workbooks are actually a little cheaper there, so yay! :)

    Again, great review. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Katie
    Homeschooling mom to a 7 year old who is loving (and learning with!) his second grade online curriculum. :)
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