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Outdoor Homeschool Science

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM
BJ
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I want to try some of these CLICK TO SEE

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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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I like this one and this one

Spring feeding experiment

Birds eating orange | Sheknows.com

Photo credit: Takao Onozato/Aflo/Getty Images

Supplies:

  • apple
  • orange
  • grape
  • banana
  • cucumber
  • squash
  • carrot

Directions:

  1. Cut vegetables and fruits into quarters.
  2. Select different locations around your home or neighborhood park and place pieces of each food at each location.
  3. Document food with a photo.
  4. At the same time each day for 2 weeks, observe and photograph the food to see what animals and insects have eaten or are feeding on the food.
  5. Which foods do the wildlife prefer? Record and chart information, and photograph the location every day to illustrate observable decomposition and feeding habits.
  6. Spring scavenger hunt

    Girl in a national park | Sheknows.com

    Photo credit: Marcos Welsh/Design Pics/Getty Images

    Print out this spring scavenger hunt list, then visit a nature trail or national park to check off each item.

    • Find animal tracks
    • Look for dandelions in bloom
    • Locate and identify a tree in bloom
    • Listen for singing birds and try to identify
    • Find ants on parade
    • Watch for bees buzzing
    • Observe robins or their blue eggs in a nest, but do not touch or disturb them
    • A woodpecker knocking
    • A flower in bloom
    • A mushroom
    • Sap oozing from a tree
    • Three different types of bird and identify them
    • A turtle
    • Something rough or something smooth
    • Something newly green
    • Cocoon
    • State flower
    • Pollen
    • Seed
KickButtMama
by Shannon on Apr. 4, 2014 at 9:01 PM

We've done most of those. There is a local small pond they drain each winter and fill around Memorial Day, so in the spring it's just a large puddle - perfect for tadpoles & salamanders. So we've strapped on the rain boots and dug up tons.

i haven't tried the fruit quarters though. Instead we've made home-made bird feed with seeds, pine cone and seeds. We 'painted' the pine cone with the peanut butter then rolled it in seeds, then we hung it from branches. The kids love watching the birds while eating breakfast. (As do our cats! Lol)

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