Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Field Trip Learning

A sample of our latest trip to the Arboretum

There were fruit trees,

Beautiful art in plants covering the ground,

Unusual plants like the sausage plant,

and the Lobster Plant!

and of course Hadassah loved the fish!

So as you can see, the next way I 'd like to share with you is how we have been learning in a hands on way. We completed a while back now our science book on the World of Plants through Answers in Genesis. Well, since it was winter at the close of this unit we travelled to the Nichols Arboretum ( at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This was an awesome experience because we were able to see and observe everything we had spent time learning and working on. Also, it was a cold day and the tropical plant area felt like a vacation! I have found that going and actually seeing what we have studied is an amazing reminder to my girls of all they have learned, and Anne Marie always amazes me with what she knows. Here are some more of the pictures from that day.

One of the many pitcher plants we learned about in the carnivorous plant chapter. We also saw Venus Flytraps which we had studied.

These field trips are always a great time for dad to participate in what
the girls have learned as well.

Emma the collector.....she found several things along the way that the plants had dropped just for her.

So many beautiful flowers!

I would say one of the best parts was the trip was FREE. If you haven't already check out your libraries Museum Adventure pass program. The one for Michigan can be found at . We had a wonderful time with this and I would encourage you to get out and bring your kids on a "field trip" of your own, whether you homeschool or not!

Next up, we have moved on to the World of Animals and have made some trips to the be continued! Have a great day.

1 comment:

LLJ said...

Wow, Brooke! What a fantastic adventure you are having with your lovely daughters! : )