What a busy week! I can’t believe it is only Thursday! Well we’ve been up to our elbows in plants this week. Here’s a peek at what’s been “sproutin”” in our classroom!
To kick off our seeds and plants unit, we’ve been using The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
(You can check out this special “seeded” version here on Amazon)
as a close read. This story lends itself nicely to how seeds travel, so after reading the story, we discussed how seeds travel and why seeds to travel away from their “parent plant”.
We used this cute video I found on Youtube to illustrate the idea further.
In science, we discussed what plants needed to grow. Of course the usual suspects popped up: water, soil, sun, and air. Then I asked if a seed could grow without soil. The opinions were mixed so we took to the scientific process to find an answer to this question.
We gathered up our supplies to make soil-less gardens (AKA: Seeds in a bag taped to the window;))
Here’s a quick tip for you: soak your seeds in water for a few hours before. This will help speed up the germination process.
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