Welcome to week two of Art Meets Science! We welcomed a whole new set of campers today ready to explore, learn and create!
We started off our day with introductions learned about how important seeds are for helping plants to grow! We shared with our new friends our favorite type of seed. We had many campers who liked watermelon seeds, apple seeds and cherry seeds. We also listed many different types of plants or fruits that contain seeds!
Ms. Kim wrote down all of our favorites in our giant camp book, and then we examined seeds from a few natural items we had in our studio like pine cones as well as from things we eat, like oranges!
After our morning together time, we went on our first nature walk to find our own seeds and to collect natural materials to later investigate.
We found seeds growing on grass stalks, we saw bean pods, wild onions, and even a few wild strawberries with tiny seeds!
When we returned from our walk, we enjoyed a quick snack and water break then returned to our laboratory to get started on new experiments!
We took turns exploring the sights, scents, and other properties of various fruits and fruit juices mixed with watercolors. We quickly found that we could squeeze and mix the juices and create new colors as well as new smells!
Other campers used our always popular magic color wands and pipettes to do some color mixing of their own.