What makes a seed sprout?
Warmth and water make the seed swell and split. Tiny roots grow downward as shoots grow upward trying to reach the light. Not only do the roots help to stabilize the plant and keep it in the ground, but they also bring water to the plant and food from the soil. The seed leaves also bring the plant “food” from the air and the sun.
We are measuring the growth of our sprouts and tracking them in our nature journals each day. We also add drawings to show how they look each week. This is a fun hands-on project that makes learning fun!
Fun Resources for Garden Learning
Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman is a fun resource to go along with garden and nature studies. The wonders of the natural world are delightfully illustrated in this visual treasure-trove that mingles art and science. My kids and I pull out this book almost weekly, along with it’s companion Farm Anatomy, as we pull inspiration from them into our own nature journals. Because nature study is such a big part of our homeschool science, these books are great curiosity boosters.
Nature Anatomy covers the skies, weather, geology, woodland and seashore ecosystems, and much more (over 700 colorful drawings). Farm Anatomy covers the details of rural country life, including more specifics about gardening.Share this: