This past summer Peyton and I tried our hand at gardening together. It wasn’t a complete bust but it wasn’t a success either. Yes, we grew some plants but only harvested a few cucumbers. In Seed to Sunflower your child will learn the life cycle of a sunflower. How a seed starts out, grows and then becomes a sunflower. At the start of Seed to Sunflower we learn about what a sunflower is and the anatomy of the plant. I think understanding plants is helpful when trying to grow plants.
One thing I was surprised about is that a sunflower does not always have seed! It takes bees to help make the sunflower seeds. So without bees, we would have no sunflower seeds! Or sunflowers, because without the seeds we cannot grow new flowers. Once the pollen, from the bees, makes it’s way down to the carpels the seeds begin to grow. It’s really fascinating to think all this is going on right before us and we have no clue.
Did you know each sunflower holds hundreds of seeds? That’s hundreds! The seeds have lots of purposes. Some are used to grow new sunflowers, some are used to make food for us and some are used to make food for animals or some animals use them as food. One little seed has so many possibilities!
Birds love to eat sunflower seeds. When the sunflower is ripe the seeds will fall to the ground, that’s when birds will pick them up to eat them. Or, if you have a bird feeder you can purchase bird seed with sunflower seeds in the mix. Squirrels and mice also love sunflower seeds. Many animals rely on sunflowers for food.
Seed to Sunflower will teach your child the anatomy of a sunflower as well as the lifecycle and how a sunflower impacts our environment. Definately, a great book for curious minds. Or even homeschoolers! You can turn the book into a science lesson.
Seed to Sunflower is available online or where books are sold.