My Budding Botanists


Today we started a new science program – Budding Botanists. It is a project-based curriculum originally designed for use in schools so we will have to tweak it a little bit. The boys will be Botanists working to uncover the work of a scientist whose notes have been discovered after years of being lost, trying to find plants to make fuel. Anyway, it gave us a great idea!

This morning we went to searching for lab coats. We practised protecting our senses with gloves and safety glasses. We conducted a simple experiment and then read a great book “What is a Scientist?”. What is a Scientist? shows children doing what scientists do, asking questions, experimenting, recording. My children really enjoyed it.

Primus  recorded his work. He wanted to paste in the science rules. I just read from the book! 😉


I am really looking forward to seeing how this one goes, but it is a promising start.


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