Flowering Plant Families - file for printing
This set is a great way to introduce children to angiosperm families, a useful and practical framework for botany studies. It includes 48 color photo cards, quarter-page sized. The attractive photos show 14 families that represent the major lineages of angiosperms. There is a separate text card that tells the lineages of the plant and gives further information about the family. Background information for the teacher includes a phylogeny (tree diagram) for the flowering plants and a table of the traits of the families.
This set includes the following families: magnolia, arum, lily, grass, poppy, cactus, gooseberry, squash, bean, evening primrose, citrus, heather, morning glory, and bellflower.
After children have worked with these cards, they may wish to observe their local flowering plants and place them into their families. See the book list in the background information for help.
- 12 letter-size pages of color photo printing on cardstock or heavy photo paper
- 12 letter-size pages of black and white text; print on cardstock
- 5 pages of text for the background information and phylogeny of angiosperms chart; print on 20-24 lb paper, letter-size.
- Cut the cardstock pages into quarters, 4.25 X 5.5 inches.
For lessons that use this learning material and information for integrating it into biology study, see Life Science Lessons for the Montessori Elementary Classroom by Cynthia Brunold-Conesa. https://georgeconesa.wixsite.com/lifesciencemont and firstname.lastname@example.org