We’re studing botany for science for the next few months.
We read the Parable of the Sower and about the mustardseed in Bible.
We’re learning about seeds and longing for spring.
We’re seeing a few signs of spring, but also more snow and ice. It’s a lovely dichotomy.
We’re using Exploring Creation with Botany by Apologia as our text and the kids each have an Exploring Creation with Botany Notebooking Journal.
Alex loves his first junior notebooking journal! The girls each have their first regular journals.
There are pages to draw or color, writing sections, puzzles, and lapbooking components.
We compared sunflower seeds and bean seeds. We found the hilum and embryo.
Dad helped us to dissect our soaked bean seeds to see the embryo.
We also placed bean seeds in plastic bags with wet paper towels to view the germination.
Since it’s still so cold here, we taped them to the windowsill by the radiator instead of to our sliding glass door which is in the coldest hallway in our house.
We’ve been observing some early signs of spring like my chives and daffodils sprouting.
We have some wildflowers to plant when the ground gets a little warmer. We will observe bees and pollination.
Katie found this little curly seed at the park and proudly brought it home.
We’ll hold onto it to see what kind of leaves it has.
And here are our bean seeds after ONE WEEK!
I think it’s important for kids to learn where food comes from and how much work farming is.
We’ve had nice gardens in the past with fruits and vegetables. They love to plant, weed, water, watch, and harvest the bounty – and cook, can/preserve, and eat it!
We’re excited to start our garden when the ground gets warmer!
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