4 Phenomena to Explore this Fall

Weird, Wonder-Filled Science Happenings for Kids this Fall Autumn has arrived! Celebrate natural changes by investigating these 4 happenings (phenomena) with children.  Lead with exploration of a leaf pile, a hike, unstructured time with loose parts such as leaves, crisp fall air, dried grasses, squash and frosty grass. Emphasize the use of our senses. Collect their observations. […]

Green Hearts Growing in National Parks

In Search of Amazing Creatures and Climate Change Features in Northern National Parks… Growing Green Hearts is Hitting the Road! @GrowGreenHearts #growinggreenhearts July 16th through August 1st of 2017, Growing Green Hearts will hit the road passing though 5 states, hiking natural spaces, and visiting 3 major national parks: Olympic, North Cascades, and Glacier. From haystack […]

Gone Fishin’ Engineering Design Challenge

Play while problem-solving… Catching a fish is something everyone should experience as a kid!   To go fishing, you don’t need a fancy boat or guide, just a lake or river spot, a little gear, bait and some luck.  Kids enjoy the playfulness of trying different materials and designs just as much as dipping the […]

Roots!

  Do all plants have the same roots?  Tulips are well known for their bulb (bulbous) roots.  Each spring, I first notice flowers from bulbs like the crocus, then daffodils, followed by tulips and hyacinth.  Green shouts of onions and garlic are now up, too.  Keep an eye out this spring for the unique flowers […]

Gammålgarden Museum hosting eSTEM Faith & Science Saturdays

  Nature Play Workshops @ Gammalgården Museum Gammelgården Museum of Swedish heritage in Scandia, Minnesota has teamed up with Growing Green Hearts to talk Christian faith & science in an amazing outdoor setting.  Designed for people of all ages, especially families, together we will… »Play outdoor games, team challenges, and environmental Science, Technology, Engineering & Math to connect Swedish […]

A Brand New Creation Care Book…

6 C’s for Creation Care by Heidi Ferris of Growing Green Hearts How do our actions connect with the Christian faith in caring for the earth? Where can I make choices for cleaner air? What can I do to care for God’s creation? Playing with Science and Systems is a series of books for children, parents, […]

A Brand New Butterfly Book…

8 Butterfly Questions for Gardening by Heidi Ferris of Growing Green Hearts    What do butterflies need? How can children start a garden for butterflies? What is happening underneath those prairie plants that butterflies love? Playing with Science and Systems is a series of books for children, parents, and teachers.   Books in the series are simple, […]

A Brand New Water Book…

7 Water Wonderings:  All About the Cycle of Water by Heidi Ferris of Growing Green Hearts  Where can water hide and play? Do all water drops follow the same path? How does nature clean water? Playing with Science and Systems is a series of books for children, parents, and teachers.   Books in the series […]

Bubble Fun. Water Care.

Up, up, and away!  Bubbles are fun! Bubbles are a great way to teach about matter.  Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space.  Matter can be in the form of a solid, liquid, gas, or plasma.  The bubble making tools such as buckets, bowls, wands, strainers or serrated spoons are solids.  Water […]

Learning is not a line.

Learning goes beyond classroom walls for learning is NOT a line.  Learning is not a circle or checklist.  It can jump, run, test and rest.  Learning can grab a buddy or dream on its own.  Learning can be inside, outside and inside out.  Learning takes place within a person and community, small and big.  Learning […]