Nurturing Budding Botanists – Learning and Teaching the Basics of Plant Science

April 14, 2015 at 5:46 pm Leave a comment

Didn’t you love the STEM presentation last Saturday at AAEYC? I loved the personal stories — of being a little girl and working with Daddy. She asked who in the room had a volt meter — and lots of raised our hands. Wow! Because we worked with Daddy!
Now, for those who have no daddies in the home — because our preschool teacher showed us!

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Science study can be one of the most fascinating aspects of our children’s schooling, due to the incredible diversity of scientific subjects and the wide variety of hands-on activities which can be related to each. Late spring and summer is a great time to take your scientific endeavors outdoors and take advantage of the vast laboratory of nature. An especially interesting and broad branch of science for summer study in the outdoors is botany.

What is botany?

Botany, according to Webster’s Dictionary is “the bflower_botanist_1ranch of biology that studies plants, their life, structure, growth, classification, etc.” Delving deeper into specifics, the Botanical Society of America http://botany.org/bsa/careers/what_is_botany.php tells us that “plants” have been generally thought to include “a wide range of living organisms from the smallest bacteria to the largest living things ‑ the giant sequoia trees. By this definition plants include:…

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