Our family’s favorite classroom: God’s great big world!
Today we took advantage of the gorgeous weather and headed outside with our science. The scavenger hunt assignment in Hannah’s (10) Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures by Apologia was the perfect activity. I had Emily Grace (13) join in. It really accents her science studies, Botany by Apologia.
First find: a huge bird’s nest. Now, normally we would not collect a bird’s nest, but this one was in one of my feed buckets that is stored with our tools and equipment used on our homestead.
We took our little adventure down to the pond. We passed a gnarly looking tree that offered up one of the other items on the list, a hole in the trunk of a tree. As you can see, Emily Grace was fully prepared for any surprise attacks from whatever could be lurking in there. I was so tempted to scream and run just to freak her out. I didn’t. This time.
Another item on the list was to find a bird, other than a duck or goose, around the water. What did we find? Our chickens. That works! Often we will find cranes, but there were none today.
How cool is this prickly looking caterpillar?! Another item marked off the list!
We spent about half an hour trekking around our property to find everything that we could. We will continue the hunt after the sun has retired for the day, so that we may have the opportunity to spot a few other items on the list, like bats. 🙂
Being a part of their education is far more than book work. It is also the joy of getting them out and encouraging them to be hands-on. Listening to their conversations and bad jokes while on the scavenger hunt was all gravy!
Next up on the science front: bird watching 101.
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