I am helping our Patriot squad complete Nature & Wildlife this fall. Requirement #21 requires the girls to research endangered species specific to your area, and identify why it is classified as endangered. Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Nature & Wildlife #21”
I love growing fresh herbs in my kitchen window. Herbs are one of the few plants I have been able to grow successfully. They are available all year-long and even if I manage to kill the plants (which happens more often than I care to admit), I am able to save the dried leaves and use them. Continue reading “Herb Garden”
The teacher in me loves the science related badges. As we homeschool, I find that our curriculum often overlaps with badge work. This experiment is a classic example of one that we performed in “school”.
As a parent with a black thumb, I’m excited that Lily is learning to be a little more of a gardener. Maybe, she can keep my house plants alive.
This optional requirement examines the conditions needed for an onion set to germinate. While I don’t plan on growing onions it applies to most other plants. Continue reading “Gardening and Plant Science #17”
Both of my grandmothers had green thumbs. They could grow anything. Somewhere along the way, the gene got lost. I have a black thumb.
When Lily decided to work on the Gardening and Plant Science merit badge, I knew I was in trouble. For one of her optionals, she chose to build a terrarium.