Biology Archive

Learning in Nature: Blackberries Jam Experiment

It’s summer and these days we have been doing something we love: pick blackberries. Have you ever imagined what a scientific experience it can be to hand pick blackberries and transform them into a delicious jam? You know I am convinced that almost any activity you can perform outside in nature, can provide a scientific knowledge. Just to start: we found the best places to find berries, we compared the …

Our Vegetable Garden: Design and Learning

I’m sure you remember our suggestion to use your vegetable garden as a science project. This summer our vegetable garden has become a constant learning source, and we took advantage of that to introduce a new vegetable garden design to experiment with different concepts. To start, we sowed green beans last spring. We knew it was a climbing variety, so we needed an structure to allow the plant growing. So …

8 Experiments on Health and Nutrition

Do you remember we were compiling experiments to study the living beings without text books? In this last article, we will continue working on the human body with experiments on health and nutrition. We will start identifying nutrition related to growth and living: 1. In “La main à la pâte”  foundation web page they suggest a first idea for the little ones: (“Je grandis”), so that they realize how they …

Snail Farm

Snails usually fascinate children. Those little creatures carrying their houses, and moving around their tentacles exploring their environment, arouse their curiosity. Today we intend to take advantage of this curiosity to start a biology project where we will study in detaill those animals: where they live, what they eat, how they reproduce…by creating a homemade Snail Farm. To make the farm you will need a plastic jug, a knife, and …

11 Activities to work with Plants in Primary School

We will continue working on Living Beings, today with different ways to work with plants in Primary School. According to the curriculum, the following objectives must be met: Observation of a living organism in its natural environment or by recreating this environment in the classroom. Characteristics of plants in adaptation to their natural environment. Oral Communication of their observations. Let’s start with the observation of a plant in its natural …

10 Experiments to work on Living Things

We will suggest today different ways to work on living things. According to the curriculum, the following objectives must be met: Observation of living and non-living things to identify the differences. Caracterization of living beings for their capacity to make the basic functions. Observation of a living organism in its natural environment or by recreating this environment in the classroom. Animal characteristics and behavior in adaptation to their natural environment. …