Monday 12 December 2016

Science Projects in Winter

Hello!  Today I would like to share with you a science project that my son is working on.  He needed to study a seed, it's parts and how it grew into a plant.  Being in the Yukon our light isn't great, but amazing things have happened with his little seeds he planted.  

First off, all of the seeds germinated!!! and started growing next to a cold window.  They grew and produced flowers, which we all oohed an awed over.  

Then these cute little beans started to grow and they they are getting bigger every day.  It is amazing to see them doing anything as we have only a very few hours of light (only about an hour of direct sunlight) and the cold window.  There is ice all along the bottom and up the edges by the leaves and they're still growing.  We hit -32C today.  They won't be the robust kind we grew in the garden, but they'll be big enough to get a nice treat.  

The best way for kids to learn is to study and investigate themselves.  Then it becomes alive and interesting for them.  Science in my house is best learned through these natural processes.  Soon we'll be studying out seeds to order for this coming growing season.  It's so exciting to see the children's interest and understanding grow.  Last year we grew fava beans, blue potatoes and a new kind of sweet pepper.  Every year I let my children choose new varieties or plants to grow just for fun and to learn about them.  What a treasure it is to be able to teach my children. The Lord is good!

Thank you for dropping by!  Praying you have a blessed day!

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Danielle Dunn said...

Maybe they'll grow big enough so he can eat them!!!! :)

handmade by amalia said...

I remember these projects from my own school days, and the wonder of watching things grow.

God's Grace Overflows said...

We love doing little projects like these too! Its so nice to have them investigate each stage until the completion of the plant. My boys have learned so much over the years doing hands on learning!

I hope you are doing well Jennifer!

Hugs, Amy