All About Sunflowers Unit Study

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All About Sunflowers Unit Study

Have you ever seen a field full of sunflowers?  It’s such a majestic and happy sight to behold!  My daughter and I enjoy the sight of these gorgeous flowers so much that we plant our own sunflowers every summer. 

We like to plant a variety of different types of sunflowers of different heights, sizes, and colors. When they bloom, the diversity is absolutely delightful.

If you haven’t before, I would definitely encourage you to try planting your own sunflowers this summer as a gardening project in your homeschool. Then spend the summer enjoying watching them grow!

 

And, if you love sunflowers, then you will definitely love today’s unit study: All About Sunflowers!

This study is perfect to go along with your summertime gardening projects, or simply to teach your children more about this special and beloved flower! With this All About Sunflowers Unit Study, you’ll learn together about the life cycle of the sunflower plant via fun and interactive activities such as: 

  • beautiful and colorful graphics
  • fill-in-the-blank labeling worksheets
  • Montessori-based, three-part cards 
  • an interactive nature journal

Using these materials, this printable unit study will teach your children about: 

  • seed germination
  • plant growth and development
  • flowering
  • the mature seed head of a sunflower

Additionally, the included nature journal encourages your children to grow their own sunflowers and gather information using observation and documentation. This hands-on learning component is a great way to really get them invested, help them remember what they’ve learned, and teach them more about the scientific process! 

Note: If you can’t plant sunflowers this year or if you just want to have some fun, watch this time-lapse video of sunflower seeds from seed to flower in 83 days! 

 

We hope you enjoy using this All About Sunflowers Unit Study for some fun, hands-on learning in your homeschool this summer! Click the link below to grab your copy of this unit study!

Interested in learning more about plants or nature with your children this summer? Keep reading to find out about some other resources and books we’d recommend for you! 

Click HERE to download the All About Sunflowers Unit Study from the Only Passionate Curiosity Store!

Related Resources for You!

If you love the idea of teaching your kids about some of the flora and fauna they might see in their own backyard this summer, here are some great additional resources to supplement the hands-on learning experience!

Books About Sunflowers

National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant (Level 1)

This fun, educational read is perfect to teach the youngest learners (4-6) about plant life! You can get it here.

Sunkissed 

Sunkissed is the story of a girl who plants sunflowers with her mother. It includes FAQs about sunflowers at the end of the book. 

I Can Grow a Flower 

This lovely book, I Can Grow a Flower, is a first garden story board book that teaches children how plants grow. It’s a lift-the-flap book, and it includes a pullout height chart. 

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed is a book about the life cycle of a flower as told from the perspective of a tiny seed. 

YouTube Videos About Sunflowers

If you’d like to see and hear The Tiny Seed read aloud, take a look at the YouTube video below!

 

The YouTube video below is (admittedly) presented in a computerized voice, but it includes lots of fun facts about sunflowers, so I thought it was worth including in this sunflower study. 🙂

 

The next video includes information about how sunflowers grow from seeds to mature plants.  It includes information about how sunflower seeds can be eaten or how the seeds can be planted. Includes information about germination, seedlings, growth and development of plants, how sunflowers “follow” the sun, and how mature plants develop seeds to eat or to plant again. 

Other Resources to Download 

All About Flowers Unit Study

If you loved the All About Sunflowers Unit study and would like to use a similar approach to teach your children more about flowers in general, this All About Flowers Unit Study is perfect for you!

It’s ideal for teaching elementary aged students about different parts of flowers and the flower life cycle, and it includes fun cards, printable learning cards and coloring pages. Click here to find out how to get this study.

Backyard Bug Book

This is a great way for younger-elementary-aged children to have fun documenting the different insects that they can see in their own backyards! This printable booklet contains pages for several of the bugs that are sure to be active and busy in your garden this summer: Bee, Ant, Caterpillar, Butterfly, Moth, Beetle, Ladybug, Dragonfly, Grasshopper, and the Firefly!

Your child can fill out what he/she observes about each bug on the provided page, as well as additional research to add to the learning experience! Click here to get this resource.

Free Plant Cell Printable Pack

If you are learning about various plants with your upper elementary or middle school aged student, this free resource is a great way to teach him or her about the different parts that make up the cell of a plant! This printable includes information about each part of the plant cell, a graphic for labeling practice, a world spiral and a crossword puzzle. Grab it here.

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