Outdoor Hour Challenge
White Water Lily
Inside Preparation Work:
- Read pages 495-498 (Lesson #129) in the Handbook of Nature Study.
- View these Youtube videos: Water Lily Time Lapse and White Water Lily.
Outdoor Hour Time:
- Visit a pond or stream and look for water lilies. Take your time and notice as many interesting things as you can in this habitat. (Optional Pond Study)
- Use some of the ideas for observation from the Handbook of Nature Study lesson. Here are a few to get you started:
- How deep is the water where the lily is growing?
- What is the shape of the leaf? Estimate how many inches across.
- Examine an open flower. How many rows of petals are there? What time of day is it?
- Sketch the seed pod.
- Did you notice any insects on your lilies?
- Sketch in your notebook the scene where you found water lilies growing.
- Create a nature journal entry that features the water lily or the habitat you visited. Create a list of living things that you observed there, including one plant, one insect, one bird, and one other item of your choice. If you are using the notebook page from the ebook, you can add your list to the back of the page.
- Advanced Study: Create a nature journal entry for the water lily that includes the special features of this interesting plant that allow it to grow in a watery environment. Mention the roots, the stem, the flower, and the seeds.
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