Seeds and spores are both used to help plants or fungus reproduce and make new life. But, do you really know how they are different? Continue reading
Do you know how many different types of seed dispersal there are? Plants have a variety of strategies to achieve their goal of spreading their seeds. Continue reading
The basic parts of a flower include the petals, sepals, stamen, and pistil. Here is a simple diagram showing those main parts of a flower along with a short description of the function of each.
Flowers are so beautiful, but they do not last very long. One fun way to solve that problem is by pressing flowers. Pressing flowers will allow you and your kids to enjoy them, study them or make fun art projects with them. Continue reading
Like all living things plants need food in order to survive. But, unlike most, plants can make their own food. Plants use sunlight to create their own food through a process called photosynthesis, which means building with light. Photosynthesis = building with light Continue reading
Early summer is a fantastic time of year to get outside and go for a walk with your kids and explore the Rocky Mountains. The mountains, which have been covered with snow for months, are now covered with green and wildflowers are starting to bloom. At this time of year there may still be snow at the higher elevations or in patches on the shady north facing slopes of mountains. Continue reading
The Rocky Mountains are home to more than 3,000 different kinds of wildflowers. Flowers bloom at different times throughout the year, some of which begin blooming in the early spring as the snow melts and others wait till later in the year. Why do they do that? Why don’t they all just bloom at the same time? Continue reading