Illustrated with beautiful full-color graphics, photos, and paintings by famous artists, this Art & Nature Science Unit on Organic Gardening, which was the premier issue of Artistic Nature Magazine, includes the following features:
Water, soil, bees and pollination, orcharding, successful vegetable gardening, 4 basic plant needs, kitchen composting, little kids’ worm compost project, At-a-Glance Gardening, warm and cold weather crops, chill hours for fruit trees, soil pH, sunlight requirements, beneficial insects, bats and toads, weed math
Our Family and Home School
Gardening, orcharding, plant experimentation, and old-fashioned values
Poems (with originals by Joy Marie Dunlap)
Sunflower, Planting Little Trees, What Plant Part I’m Eating, Foods under the Ground, God Made Good Soils
Biography of artist Vincent van Gogh, with 3 of his paintings:
- Blossoming fruit tree
- Blossoms against the sky, with instructions so children can paint the same scene themselves
- Gardeners and small child learning to walk in the garden
Planting, ladybugs, bats, toad, pea plants, skunk, bees and blossoms, plus a coloring page to go with the color cover of this unit study.
Activities To Do
Gardening, composting, tree planting, caring for fruit trees, introducing beneficial insects and creatures to your garden
Reciting Psalm 1 with hand motions, verses from Genesis and Psalms, creation vs. evolution: how can plants know how to grow?
Story from History
Saint Patrick, missionary to Ireland
Fun Puzzles and Activity Pages
Fruit word search, vegetable word search, crossword puzzle, mazes, color-by-number, “what’s different?”
This Art & Nature Science Unit includes enough material for a gardening unit study. (You are always free to add in books, videos, and other materials from the library or any other activity you choose!) One of the advantages of using this book is that you can print out any page the day it is used, and when your child is through with that page, it can be put into a notebook that becomes a record of what that child has learned and done. Your children can then decorate the pages and add pages from other sources you or they choose as the unit progresses.
So download this book and get started on your Art & Nature Science Unit on Organic Gardening today!
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