George Washington Carver & the Peanut {a unit study}

We have enjoyed learning about George Washington Carver so very much! What a fascinating man!! We have also learned a lot about the peanut and done a few experiments with this interesting plant.

Did you know the peanut is not a nut??
{who knew? ha!}
It’s a legume! A bean!!

We planted a few peanuts to see what would grow!!

In one jar we planted a peanut in the shell. In the other jar we planted a peanut with only the red skin. We will have to let you know if we get anything to grow! 🙂

2 of our favorite peanut butter recipes! 

Peanut butter balls!!
My kids beg for these things and they are so simple. I don’t know why I don’t make these more often, it’s great for a high-protein snack!!

Ingredients: equal parts:

  • peanut butter
  • dry milk powder
  • honey


  • mix ingredients together, refrigerate for a bit til it hardens enough to roll into balls
  • roll into balls approximately 1 inch in diameter
  • store peanut butter balls in fridge

Another of our favorite peanut butter recipes:

No-Bake Energy Balls
(find that recipe here) 

We watched this video together about how peanut butter is made.

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