click to download this "Life of a Dandelion" activity that integrates other subjects.

click to download this "Life of a Dandelion" activity that integrates other subjects.

 

Morning Devotional
Prayer
Thought: Spiritual Principle - "Work" and "Law of the Harvest"
                (We reap what we sow; sometimes multiplied - like the dandelion.)
Music: "Seasons & Times"
Scriptures: Eccl 3:1-8,11
    1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted...
    7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
    8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
     (See "Additional Scriptures" section at end of post, if you want a longer devotional)

Reading - "Dandelions" (We read the book pictured above, but you can read any book.)

Art - Collect or Draw different parts of dandelions for a brief report on “The Life of a Dandelion”

Math - Fact: "Seed production varies from 54 to 172 seeds per head and a single plant can produce more
    than 2000 seeds."  (Nov 12, 2002 - https://fyi.uwex.edu/weedsci/2002/11/12/dandelion/)
    Activity - Divide kids up to count dandelions in yard (some in front / some in back)
            Count total # dandelions (Get out early in the SPRING before they "multiply")
            Times # of dandelions in Spring (yard) by # seeds per dandelion (54 and 172 seeds) to get your estimations.

Science - "Dandelion is generally an apomictic plant and seed production normally occurs without pollination."
                 (Nov 12, 2002 - https://fyi.uwex.edu/weedsci/2002/11/12/dandelion/)
    Physics - "work" is a physics principle. See "How (subject) Works" (i.e. nature, math, science, things, universe, weather )
        Activities: "Work" in yard
            Pull dandelions out of yard in “Spring” before there are too many.
            Gardening: Prepare yard and planting seeds

Music - "Spring" by Vivaldi (in The Four Seasons)
    History - Vivaldi Unit Study (“Meet the Composers”)
    Geography – Italy / Europe (Where Vivaldi was born)

(Additional Scriptures if you want a longer devotional)
Gal 6:7 - "...whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
2 Ne 5:11 - "for we did sow seed, and we did reap again in abundance."
Mos 7:30-31 "30 And again, he saith: If my people shall sow filthiness they shall reap the chaff thereof in the whirlwind; and the effect thereof is poison.  31 And again he saith: If my people shall sow filthiness they shall reap the east wind, which bringeth immediate destruction."
Doc & Cov 6:33 - "Fear not to do good, my sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow good ye shall also reap good for your reward."
2 Kings 19:29 - "And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow ofthemselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof."
Job 4:8 - "Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same."
Hosea 10:11-12 - "And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.  12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.”

Spring 1998 - Josh was four (4) when we did this dandelion project. he helped collect the dandelions and put the in the bags and was able to answer the questions i asked him.

Spring 1998 - Josh was four (4) when we did this dandelion project. he helped collect the dandelions and put the in the bags and was able to answer the questions i asked him.

Steve was eight (8) and was able to type up this report on the stages of a dandelion.

Steve was eight (8) and was able to type up this report on the stages of a dandelion.