One of the best places for Hands on Science is right in your own backyard and neighborhood. I have mentioned before that we are studying Botany with Apologia. Recently we talked about the difference between a monocot and a dicot. Pumpkin Pie and Daddy went on a walk for a date. He was asking her about what they saw on their walk and she began to proclaim which plants were monocots and which were dicots.
|This Azalea is a perfect flower to discuss pollination, flower parts, types of plants, and coloring!|
Gardening is another great Hands on Science activity. Watching seeds sprout, grow, flourish, harvest, and eat is one of the best ways to learn about botany. Here we took some organic potatoes that were sprouting and dropped them in the dirt... a month later we have some potato plants.
|Baby Potato plants|
|We let the kale from last winter go to flower and will watch it complete its life cycle until we have seed pods|
|Circle Flowerbed with flowers sprouting as well as some weeds and garlic|