Plants 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 …

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 …

How to Make Colored Flowers

Today we return to a classroom classic: an experiment to dye flowers with colorants. This experiment will help children to understand how plants absorb water and how it is distributed through the stem and through the entire plant. We will need: water, food coloring and white flowers. Practically, in all the sites where I’ve seen this experiment… and there are many, it is performed with carnations. I have not managed …

10 Scientific Activities for International Earth Day

On April 22, International Mother Earth Day is celebrated worldwide. We think it is a great opportunity for science activities that are related to our natural environment. This celebration is in recognition of the Earth and its ecosystems as a source of life. It also reminds us of our responsibility to care for and preserve our planet for present and future generations. So to celebrate, we’re going to suggest some …

Homemade Cologne: An Aromatic Experiment

The kids will have fun learning how to make homemade cologne using natural essences. Mother’s Day is coming… are you thinking of some special gifts for your moms and grandmothers? We suggest you surprise them with a gift made during a chemistry experiment specially adapted for the little ones in the house. This is all about homemade fragrance. How do we make it? We just need medicinal alcohol, water and …