Emma learned a lot about buds last year through our Japanese Maple Tree study. We still have snow on the ground, but the trees are budding, clearly ready for spring to arrive! This year Mike brought in some tiny buds from our willow tree for the kids to examine.
They pinched them apart with their fingers, and examined what looked like tiny flowers inside.
Maybe next year we’ll have a microscope so we can get a really close look at them! Anyone have a microscope they love?
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
8 thoughts on “Science with Daddy: New Buds”
I did this with the kids with our bradford pears last month. It was fun.
Love Lily’s sweet face and cheeks in that last picture.
I love to see the little ones learning about science. Thank you for sharing.
I love the photos of her with the bud. She looks so serious.
I love the idea of using a microscope with your kids. I can just imagine their faces when they see insect heads etc with it!
I’d forgotten about the pocket microscope that Leah recommended. We’ve got a cool magnifying glass, but no microscope yet……
Emphasis on yet.
This is an awesome mini-science lesson. We don’t have a microscope, but I was thinking about getting this pocket microscope recommended by Almost Unschoolers – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P8AUMU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=httpteachingy-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000P8AUMU
What a wonderful way to greet Spring! :)
I hope spring comes soon for you!
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