In My Father’s World 1st grade science this spring, we have been focusing on plants. So far we have looked at seeds, germinated kidney beans, and experimented with how light and water effect plant growth.
The past 3 weeks we focused on plant parts and flowers. We used Considering God’s Creation, Handbook of Nature Study, and Barb’s Outdoor Hour Challenge Garden Study and Plant Challenges to help us along.
We read out of Handbook of Nature Study.
The little ones enjoyed looking at it too!
We discussed the parts of the plant and looked closely at some grass roots. She learned about chlorophyll and photosynthesis. We also discussed pollination and completed Barb’s Outdoor Hour Challenge.
Big Ladybug enjoyed coloring and putting together the parts of the flower from Considering God’s Creation. She glued salt on the plant and the bee’s legs to show pollen transfer.
She also wanted to sketch and watercolor some flowers. However, she found it to be a little more difficult than she expected, so I helped her sketch them.
We studied the rose bush in our backyard.
She really enjoyed our nature walk to collect different kinds of leaves and doing the leaf rubbings.
We both really enjoyed our plant and flower study together :)