Over the past few weeks we have been participating in a wonderful Green Hour Challenge hosted by Barb at The Heart of Harmony. Our family has been heading outdoors on a regular basis to discover the wonderful world around us.
Part of this challenge is to take short walks with my children. During a couple different outings we have seen a plant that is pretty familiar to our family: The Cattail. The kids have grown up seeing this plant at Grandma and Grandpa's house, but we never knew much about it. When we returned home from one of our walks, we decided to take a closer look at this marvelous plant.
I created a mini lesson on Cattails for my children and want to share it. It includes a notebooking page where you label the parts of a cattail, as well as a few lines for other information, such as, where you would find them at, how big they get, etc.
There is also a section where you can fill in the blank with the many interesting facts about the uses of the Cattail plant. It is amazing what folks over the years have done with this plant. For example, the Native Americans used to roast the flower of the Cattail and eat it like corn on the cob. YUM... or maybe not... LOL
There are a couple links provided to help fill in the blanks on the notebook page. And with one of the links, there is a very neat science experiment using the Cattail.
CATTAIL MINI LESSON
The link can also be found underneath the Green Hour Challenge Logo on the right side bar of this blog. A picture of the notebooking page can be found in a post HERE.
Happy Nature Studying!