We disected a seed and labeled its parts.
We disected plants too. I had the kids fold a manilla piece of paper into fourths and label each square with: petal, stem, leaf, roots. They then found an example of each part and we taped it in each box.
We labeled the parts of a plant.
After learning the parts of the plant,
we then had to eat all the parts of the plant.
These were the parts we ate:
seed- sunflower seeds
leaf- spinach leaves
flower- broccoli (the tips of broccoli are actually flower buds)
(FYI: I let them eat the sunflower seeds as they were labeling the parts of their plant,
so they aren't included on their plates)
We also made this flip book where students wrote the funcion of eact part of the plant.
We also started this little experiment today to actually see what a stem does but we won't be able to see the results until tomorrow.
(And, no we didn't actually do this experiment by this electrical outlet because I am a safety girl, I just sat it up on this shelf out of the way so it wouldn't get knocked over from curious onlookers.)
BrainPop Jr. has a few good videos about plants.
We also planted bean and grass seeds.
Hopefully when we start writing about plants tomorrow, my little firsties will have a wealth of knowledge to draw upon.
Happy Hump Day Friends!