Monday, 18 August 2008

Unplugged Project - trees

The theme for this weeks Unplugged Project was trees.

We decided to talk about tree rings as a sign of interpreting a trees age and growth pattern.

We watched this Youtube clip and drew various illustrations of trees which had grown in good and not so good conditions, shwing the spacing of the rings.



We went out into the garden to look at some tree stumps we have but the rain is so heavy that we ended up just bringing a small trunk indoors to look at - it's certainyl not the weather to be clambering around in the mud with your camera - I suspect the neighbours already think I'm a bit odd!



It was interesting and I'm looking forward to doing more about this on a practical level if it ever stops raining.

6 comments:

MrsMomma said...

I hope the rain lets up so you can get back to your exploring. I'll have to let my DD see that youtube video. Thanks for sharing!

-Heather

Piseco said...

Thanks for sharing your wet-and-dry adventures - and the YouTube video too. :)

Gottfredsen said...

Great job. So what if the neighbor thinks your a little odd. It just means you are one of the funnest moms around. So Great Job.

Michie said...

That's a neat idea. I wouldn't have thought of it. It has been raining here most of August - hope you get some decent weather for ring counting soon!

Dayna said...

This is a really great idea! I will have to show LittleA the video later today.

Hippy Mama said...

thats a good idea :0)