This has been the most interesting challenge (at least for me) yet! I guess you could say we are in our element LOL. We did not have to go far to find weeds and seeds in our neighborhood. We have a nice large backyard with a bad weed problem. :( All along the edges of our fence it is wild and overgrown. We cut it down all the time, it grows back. We even applied a heavy duty weed killer to no avail. And now, our backyard weed haven actually came in handy! ;)
I began the challenge by asking the kiddos what they thought weeds were. Then I had them look up the definition in the dictionary. Ds2 compared weeds to art, in that some people's idea of art is not what other people think art is...same goes with weeds. I thought that was pretty observant.
We decided to do the sock seeds experiment. It was tons of fun and I suggest everyone give it a try.
Now we wait to see if our socks grow anything. *WANNA SEE WHAT HAPPENED? CHECK OUT THIS UPDATE* Meanwhile, we have been checking out all the different weeds in our yard. We've had lots of fun looking up and finding out their names and such.
Anyway, the weed is called the Common Pokeweed or Pokeberry and it is poisonous to cattle, swine and humans (mostly the roots.)
It was such a beautiful day here, sunny, breezy and ever so slightly cooler, that we did our natural journal entries outside.
I think this challenge will go down as one of my favorites. :)