When we weren't "working" for school we did some further investigating. I was surprised when we learned about photosynthesis that Lahna had never heard of it before. I was pleased when we learned about plant cells that Anna was interested enough to watch a rather intense youtube video exhaustively describing the process of photosynthesis within a plant cell..... 3 times. I laughed because we talked about pollination and the girls made faces when I told about the "male" and "female" parts of a plant. And when Robert and William requested the story of the very hungry leaf....again and again, I had a feeling of satisfaction that they were learning and enjoying it.
Yup, I love homeschooling.
|"The Very Hungry Leaf" taught is about Photosynthesis. Robert is feeding the leaf energy from the sun.|
|William, with his I am smiling face, is about to feed the leaf carbon dioxide.|
|We collected samples of dirt from different areas near our house. We put the dirt in jars, added water and gave them a good shake. We then watched the dirt settle.|
|We made a plant cell cake. The kids did all the decorating and it turned out really well. Even Robert and William helped.|
|The kids presented the cake as a group project.|