Last spring, Margaret demonstrated the nature study process for us. This demonstration took less than one hour.
Journal writing includes the common name of the species, the scientific name, the date and the student’s initials. Students may include other notes such as the location of the nature walk.
Margaret began by painting the stem using a thin line of green which she mixed using yellow and blue watercolors.
Margaret filled in her petals using a mixture of red and red- violet.
Margaret paused for further observation of her lily after adding the pistil.
Pollen color was created by mixing a combination of yellow and brown.
“Dots” of pollen were added on the petals.
Margaret’s final touch was green at the center of her flower.
©2012 Deborah Dobbins
Deborah teaches 2nd grade Nature Study classes at Perimeter School in Duluth, GA. Margaret is currently a 3rd grade student at Perimeter School. Special thanks to Margaret for her enthusiastic participation in our demonstration.