We’ve been doing a lot with seeds in the last few weeks.
First up, we had to fill our wonderful new greenhouse with seedlings!
These are the beginnings of our pumpkin seeds. We wanted to recycle our cardboard egg cartons and reuse some egg shells one of my students brought in, so we put the egg shells in the carton and planted seeds in them. The seedlings are 5 times bigger now and they have roots growing through and out of the sides and bottom of the egg carton.
Here are the same seeds a week later! 🙂
We also created a schema chart so that we could see what we already knew about seeds and so I could see the direction in which we needed to guide our learning:
After that we looked at seeds and drew our observations in our science journals.
We then created a chart where we placed questions that we wondered about seeds: