Woohoo! We have finally made it to plants. This will be our final unit of study for life science. I'm excited, not because I think the grass will be greener on the other side, but because I'm longing for that sweet sense of completion.
We began our study of plants by taking a look at their basic parts. We will follow up in more detail in subsequent weeks.
- Read Plants Are Alive! by Molly Aloian.
- Completed "Plant Parts" (pages 4 and 9) from Investigating Plants, Grades 1-3 by The Mailbox.
- Completed Evan-Moor ScienceWorks for Kids: Plants, Grades 1-3 "Plants Have Many Parts - Looking at Flowering Plants" (page 12).
|First, Tessa put together a paper puzzle and labeled the parts and functions of the pictured plant.|
|Then, she looked at parts of a real plant up close. She pointed out the various parts and explained their functions.|
|Finally, she drew the plant, labeled its parts and wrote about what she learned.|
- Watched Bill Nye the Science Guy: Plants DVD by Disney.