Cattails are really pretty neat.
We just finished up a fall study on them.
We'll be taking several trips back to our cattail
patch (?) each season to see what's happening.
We followed Barb's study:
Cattail Autumn Study at the Handbook of Nature Study Blog.
I read pages 500-503 in the Handbook of Nature Study
and the section on cattails in Discover Nature in Water and Wetlands.
Barb has a Cattail Seasonal Nature Study notebook page that we used to record our findings.
I had a spotin mind, but was very surprised to find other areas where they grew that I never noticed before. We tried to find other living creatures, but there was not much to find. I imagine if the light had been right, we would have at least found spider webs and old nests.
We brought back a leaf and a cattail.
The cattail was a bit of an adventure,
as the tail (seeds) were coming off in puffs.
There were more than a few floating around the car.
When we got them home, we cut into the stem. Then we put it under the microscope and recorded a picture in our notebooks.
Then we put a seed under and drew it as well.
Wishing you homeschool blessings,