Tessa reviewed that plants need food, water and light to grow. She also learned that people need plants for food and oxygen.
- Read through experiments from Evan-Moor ScienceWorks for Kids: Plants, Grades 1-3 "Plants Need Food, Water and Light to Grow" and completed mini book (pages 57-59).
- Read Dirt: The Scoop on Soil by Natalie M. Rosinsky.
We're to the point in our school term that we're quickly wrapping things up. We already have several ongoing plant experiments in the works, so I opted not to start any new ones. Tessa generally understands the needs of plants, so we talked through the experiments and she made appropriate guesses to what would happen to the plants in each one.
- Completed Evan-Moor ScienceWorks for Kids: Plants, Grades 1-3 "People Need Plants for Food and Oxygen - What Comes from Plants" (page 68).
- Read The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller again, focusing on the final pages.
When I don't want to go through the process of creating a bulletin board, I fold a sheet of paper into the appropriate number of parts and have Tessa draw the activity in a similar fashion.
|Instead of creating a bulletin board, I had Tessa complete the activity by drawing it out on paper.|
- Completed Evan-Moor ScienceWorks for Kids: Plants, Grades 1-3 "People Need Plants for Food and Oxygen - Summary Activities" (page 69).
I really wanted to perform the "Plants Make Oxygen" experiment, but I couldn't easily come by a water plant in our area and we aren't visiting a larger city until the end of next week.