20 Creative Ways to Learn with Flower

Friday, March 10, 2017

20 Creative Ways to Learn with Flower

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Spring is here, bringing beautiful flowers with it. Your children would love to take a break from their studies to smell the roses. With these STEM activities for preschoolers, elementary students, and middle schoolers, they can smell the roses, and make them their studies!
20 CREATIVE ways to learn with flowers this spring and summer

Science terms: observation, experiment, and engineer

  • The authors of these activities have some brilliant ideas for learning with flowers, but in some of the articles the terms get a little sloppy. Science is anytime you're studying the physical world, so all of these fun flower activities fit. Observation is a vital science skill that often goes without recognition. Anytime you're simply watching or smelling you are observing. Don't cut this important skill short.
  • Sometimes observation activities are called experiments. An activity is only an experiment  if you are testing one idea versus another one in order to answer a question. But, just because an activity isn't an experiment doesn't mean it isn't great science.
  • Engineering projects are also sometimes called experiments. If you're building, or manipulating in order to get a specific result, you're engineering.
  • The following list has observation, experimental, and engineering activities for every age. You'll even find some good books to build your child's literature skills along the way. Spend some time on all three skills for a wonderful well rounded lesson.

Preschool flower learning activities 

preschool flower activities for kids

Elementary flower study activities

Middle School STEM with flowers

Flower Activities

Happy spring, and Happy flower STEM learning!

Christy McGuire is a former AP physics teacher, and current mother of 4. She and her children enjoy exploring science and math together. Head over to Thriving STEM to find more science, technology, engineering and math ideas to use with your kids.  Follow along on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.

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