Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Science Saturday with Seeds

I'm  so glad that Jack loves science  and experiments.  It's  hard trying to find new ones that interest him.  We are trying to get Jack more active and keep  him busy with less video games and more hands on type  stuff. He wanted  to help  me plant my flowers and he was asking a lot  of questions  about seeds and plants. So we planted and did a few experiments. 

We put stalks of lettuce in colored water to see how plants take in water.  We isolated an avacado  pit , cut open beans  to look at the seed coat , looked at several different  types  of seeds and compared  them and the germination  bean experiment. We will check back on the germination  experiment  and the avacado  pit after  a week or two. We also put socks on over our shoes and walked I'm the tall grass by the trees , then took the socks off and shook them over paper, so we could see the seeds. We did this  after reading a book about how seeds travel.

 It was such a beautiful day and the rain held off. We went for a walk  and enjoyed reading time in the hammock. This is the first time I have had success  with planting in the ground and not just I'm a pot. Our sunflowers are starting to come up. I got my first bloom of the season  from the perennial clematis, it is the first time I have ever had a perennial come back. Yay

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