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Science for Littles: Learning about flowers

Emma holds a flower

Ever since we borrowed The Magic School Bus: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! from our library, Emma has been fascinated with flowers. These flowers grow along one side of our yard, and they are perfect for talking about the different flower parts (if you’re looking for a good reference, I like this flower diagram). I’ve always felt that Biology was the perfect preschool science, with its emphasis on observation, and it’s fun to see Emma so enthusiastic about the many different plants that grow in our neighborhood.

I’m linking this post up with Science Sunday at Adventures in Mommydom.

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

11 thoughts on “Science for Littles: Learning about flowers”

  1. @Elisa – That was new to me, too! I don’t remember learning about it in biology, but you can clearly see it if you take apart that flower Emma was holding!

    @Jaimie – I especially love the early Magic School Bus books, with Bruce Degan’s detailed illustrations!

  2. These flowers are so beautiful. I wish I could teach Anna to observe without picking poor flowers :) I was thinking of teaching her flower parts, but I am intimidated myself with all the scientific names.
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Science Sunday – Marine Life =-.

  3. That is a beautiful flower. And, I totally agree with your approach to Science. That is the route we take by using Apologia and it is fun and educational at the same time, which to me means it sticks with them much longer!
    .-= Susana´s last blog ..Butterfly Mobile and Recycled Craft Round-Up =-.

  4. I like how the kids love science and learning about things outside. We’ve dissected a dozen or so plants in the backyard. Whenever we’re outside, Emma and Johnny bring me various random things and then sit down at my feet and ask to be taught about it.

  5. We have two Magic School Bus books, and my kids adore them. We’ll have to check this one out.
    .-= Jaimie´s last blog ..Links to Share =-.

  6. Elisa | blissfulE

    What a great way to learn – with beautiful flowers! Ben bought me some potted tulips this weekend, and now I’m excited to teach some flower parts to my kids. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Also, thanks for the link to that flower diagram – I learned a lot just now studying it. My favourite new-to-me flower part is the “nectary”!
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..free range Vi =-.

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