Growing Young Scientists
in the Garden
Gardening and the Scientific Method
By Rachel Terry
. . . There’s nowhere better for children to explore
the scientific method than in the garden.
The scientific method has long been the standard for discov- ering scientific truths, and there’s nowhere better for children to explore the scientific method
than in the garden. The garden is a veritable laboratory for anyone interested in
learning the laws of our natural world,
and by this time in the homeschool year,
everyone needs a break from the books
and the chairs inside. Gardening provides a perfect opportunity for hands-on learning.
The scientific method con-
sists of six basic steps:
By guiding your children through
these six steps, you can help them to be-
come young scientists and equip them to
more deeply explore God’s creations.
Ask a Question
Scientists begin their studies by looking
closely at the world around them and then
asking questions. If you and your children
have previously studied science solely by
reading textbooks and quizzing on comprehension, learning about science by