Outdoor Hour Challenge
Bleeding Hearts Nature Study
Inside Preparation Work:
- Read pages 558-560 in the Handbook of Nature Study (Lesson #153). Make sure to study the diagram so you can help your child see all the inner and outer petals of the bleeding heart blossom.
- Take a look at a video: Bleeding Hearts.
- This is an excellent entry about bleeding hearts that lists many species for you to look for by region: Native Bleeding Heart on Beautiful Wildlife Garden (a favorite blog of mine you may wish to follow)
Outdoor Hour Time:
- This is another week to look at garden flowers or wildflowers, especially bleeding hearts. If you have access to bleeding hearts, gather some to bring indoors for observation as suggested in the Handbook of Nature Study lesson.
- If possible, observe the flowers when insects are visiting, noting the method of gathering nectar.
- Alternative activity: Garden Nursery Field Trip Mini-Book.
- Advanced Study: Use the suggestions in the Handbook of Nature Study to observe carefully the bleeding heart.
- Reread the lesson in the Handbook of Nature Study. Make sure to write a description of this flower in your nature journal with as much detail as possible.
- Use watercolors or colored pencils to draw a stem with the flowers.
Look for the new spring challenges to post starting April 3rd!
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