Thursday, February 21, 2008

Flower Models

(Mary's is blue and Grace's is yellow)

Science class "away from home" was canceled for today which isn't so bad considering the weather is awful outside (pouring rain now and thunderstorms for this afternoon and tonight). The girls were terribly disappointed, but we managed to do our own project at home. We're using Jeannie Fulbright's "Exploring Creation with Botany" book for science at home this year. It's a fabulous book-lots of colorful pictures, easy to understand lessons and plenty of projects (our favorite!). Today the girls got to build a clay model of a flower. Simple, but something about forming the calyx, carpel, etc makes it easier to remember what these parts are.

Since we have tons of time today, next they'll be preserving a fresh flower. I can't wait to see how this turns out. Now we can keep a Valentine rose from Daddy forever!

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