Saturday, October 9, 2010

Apples- OHC Autumn 2010

I have been wanting to try out the Outdoor Hour Challenge from Handbook of a Nature Study and we finally got the chance.   I ordered the book and it is a lot thicker than I expected, but full of some good stuff! 

We started with the Apple study, but I do intend to go back and complete the previous challenges  at some point this fall.   Big Ladybug LOVES apples so she was really excited about this! 

We read the Handbook of Nature Study and the book How Do Apples Grow?  We then compared a Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious.   Check out the 2 normal size apples next to the giant apple we found at the store.  (It still tasted yummy!)

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Here are the notebook pages we completed after observing the apples.  Big Ladybug loves to draw, so she enjoyed this.  She kind of lost her enthusiasm while completing the Venn Diagram, but she is only 6, and made it through.


She perked right back up when it was time to eat them and keeps begging me to make apple pie! 

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  1. I tried to publish this several times, but kept receiving a cryptic error so I had to improvise.

    Kelly has left a new comment on your post "OHC #4 Apples- Autumn 2010":

    Looks like your first challenge was a success!

  2. Welcome to the OHC! Apples are a great place to jump in and your daughter did a great job on the notebook page.

    I highly encourage you to go back and at least read the Handbook assignments in challenges 1-5 so you have read through the introductory pages of the book. It is all such great stuff that I don't want you to miss it!

    I look forward to your next challenge and have fun making your pies!

  3. Yay! I'd perk up for pie too! Hehe!
    Gr8 job!

  4. Looks like a great time!!! Amazing size difference on those apples.

  5. Mmmm, honey crisp and golden delicious are my favorites right after macintosh.

  6. What a great job on the Venn can be hard for young children to understand. I am considering using a set of hula hoops and index card for my little guys. I use to do that with my first and second graders.

  7. Don't you just love the inside of the apple? Great nature study.

  8. We've been baking all sorts of things with our box of apples. :) Glad you joined us! The funnest part is posting and cruising through the entries! Welcome to the Handbook of Nature Study!


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