Pencils and homemade notebooks for recording our observations.
We also brought two books, A Tree Is a Plant (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)
by Clyde Robert Bulla and How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro, for research.
One of my goals with our nature studies, is to teach the girls about observation and drawing their own conclusions using what they’ve observed.
We talked about the bark of the tree, then we looked at it through our magnifying glasses and felt it with our fingers.
We talked about how apples are formed and looked all over to see if we could see any baby apples.
We also talked about the roots of a tree and then discussed why we couldn’t see the roots.
Do you like to look closely at nature? Have you ever been surprised at what you saw?