Dandelion Love

The definition of geometry is: math that focuses on the measurement and relationship of lines, angles, surfaces, solids and points. The Alberta K-4 Math Curriculum includes the outcome: "Students will connect numbers to their everyday life, and find geometric shapes in their surroundings. Your child will solve problems involving numbers, patterns and measurement".

See how many shapes and patterns your child can find by examining the dandelions in your backyard!

Many people try to get rid of dandelions as they grow in our yards year after year, but the dandelion plant is actually a beneficial weed. They are useful when gardening because they bring nutrients to shallow-rooted plants while adding minerals and nitrogen to soil. Dandelions also attract important pollinators such as bees and butterflies and they release ethylene gas that helps fruit ripen.

Dandelions have also been used for centuries in wellness tonics and are believed to have many health properties. Check out these tea recipes by medicinalplantszone.com:

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