Observing Plants

As part of our IB/Science unit, we are learning about plant parts.  The National Geographic science curriculum suggested that I bring in real plants to let the kids observe.  It’s been frozen here for so long, nothing is growing yet, so I looked around for some other options:



This was grass that the snow plow dug up when plowing our parking lot.   Free roots! 🙂photo


I found these tulips in this cool vase at Wal-Mart early last week and the tulips have grown from just over the top of the vase to this in 1 1/2 weeks. photo

This was my Amaryllis bulb from Christmas.  I was letting it die all the way back before storing it for next year.

The kids were given one plant to observe and take notes about it in their science notebook:



We had to wear our safety goggles.  We also used our magnifying glasses. 🙂photo









Kristen 😉

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on April 8, 2013, in Observation, Planting, Ponds 2013. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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