As I mentioned in a previous post, we are enjoying our Botany studies enormously. We have learned so much and are beginning to see plants in a new way now that we are armed with more information about them. I love it when the children are curious about creation and marvel at what they see about them.
We did a fun experiment where the children had to classify shoes the way a taxonomist classifies plants. Boy did that get confusing trying to come up with names for all the different kingdoms, phylum, classes and orders of shoes!
We are doing an experiment with germination. Hence the little bag with seeds in it taped to the dining room window.
We were surprised today when we went to measure the growth of the seeds and found that the ones in a dark cupboard had grown more than the ones taped to the sunny window. In a way it does make sense now that I think about it, as seeds do germinate underground where it is dark.
We have been looking at Monocots and Dicots too and today the children enjoyed some time out in the garden identifying them. They picked specimens to draw for their note booking pages.
This evening we collected some seeds from my broad beans that we plan to dry out and hopefully plant next season. Lots more to enjoy in this course!