There has been an explosion of dandelions in Maine, and I think it has something to do with how wet this spring has been. Today was the first bit of blue sky we've seen in two weeks. Walking around today, my wife and I were very curious about the sequence of dandelions transition and the mechanisms by which these transformations take place. Here is a photo of some collecting we did today.
Our inquiry, the evolving stories we told, and the evidence we collected and coordinated with those stories made me wonder what kids would do if you drew attention to it, asked them what they thought, and helped them to wonder, collect evidence, and tell stories.