Thursday, September 18, 2008

Outdoor Hour Challenge #30

This outdoor challenge was to read about weeds and find some seeds, we decided to focus on the seeds. We went for a walk this weekend and collected seeds as we went along, some of them we were able to identify. I was so pleased that princess was able to identify the maple tree! For the rest we collected a leaf along with the seeds and noted what the tree looked like. Yesterday we looked them up on the internet. (If you look below at my Wordless Wednesday post you can see a picture of the chesnut seeds we picked up.)

Next we looked for things in our kitchen that had seeds, here's what we came up with. I guess I should have waited until we went grocery shopping!

After we looked at different fruits in our kitchen, we talked about the purpose of seeds and the different types. Then, we sat down and made sheets for our nature journal. Princess didn't feel like writing yesterday, so all her sheet says is seeds! Anyways here's our sheets...

Just wanted to say that we are really enjoying the outdoor challenge. We have done nature study of and on, but Barb's plan helps me to focus on a topic and to make sure that we do nature study every week.

1 comment:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

What a great idea to follow up with seeds in the kitchen! We did this awhile back and were surprised at the number of seeds we came up with.

Your journals are fantastic and such a great example to others working on the challenges.

Thank you so much for sharing your nature study and your link,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom