Teaching Children to Compare & Contrast

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The first place to bring nature back into your child’s life is your own home. Encourage your child to start a small gardening project in your backyard. If you don’t have a backyard, you can start a garden on your balcony. Life on the balcony has some easy step-by-step guides and lots of great ideas for small space gardening. Growing their own flowers, herbs and bonsai trees teaches children not only about the weather, soil, seeds, growth and photosynthesis but also instils in them patience and a nurturing attitude.

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Crafts are also a wonderful way to bring your child closer to Mother Nature. Ask your children to make gifts from natural materials, instead of buying things commercially. They can weave baskets from leaves, make paintings from sand or necklaces from flowers. Wonderful gift ideas like these can be found on Quick Nature Crafts by Better Homes and Gardens and Nature Craft for Kids by Martha Stewart. Apart from gifts, they can also make fun toys and other day-to-day items from natural material. Free Kids Crafts has tons of ideas including paperweights, napkin rings and rock monsters. Natural crafts will enhance the child’s creativity and imagination apart from teaching spatial, construction and numerical skills.

Another easy step is to participate in your local community. There are bird watching groups, butterfly watching associations and nature clubs all over America. Through trips, presentations and fun contests they help people get involved with nature. Children and Nature, North American Butterfly Association and American Birding Association are great starting places for getting connected to like-minded people near you. By joining such groups, your child can pursue their particular interests in depth, gain expertise in a particular area of nature and also make lots of new friends. They can also pick up different skills like photography, writing and presentation as they get more involved in such groups.

By such simple, inexpensive ways, you can allow nature to reach your child. Gradually, you will find that not only is your child nurturing the environment but that nature is nurturing her.

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Some of theseexperiments can be dangerous. When children are doing them, an adult must always bepresent to avoid any damage or harm. In any case, we do not assume any liability.As for the safety and the liabilities, we recommend you to read our page.

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Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil. Plants are simply placed in water with the necessary chemicals. As plants are deprived of support from the ground, they will fall down. To support the plants, an inert material like expanded clay pebbles is used in a pot in the tank (figure 5). Before inserting a plant in a hydroponic system, you must carefully remove all soil from the roots otherwise bacteria will putrefy them.
For many houseplants you can use tap water. Though, particularly for vegetables, it is advised to add appropriate nutrients. This cultivation method has the advantages of both requiring less frequent waterings and using very little water. With this system you can grow nearly any houseplant or vegetable. Hydroponics is useful also to show what nutrition plants need.
1 - Place some houseplants in hydroponics.
2 - Try hydroponics with vegetables and find the suitable nutrients.
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