Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Plant Parts

We are moving right along in our study of plants.  Scholastic has some great books that explain each plant part and why they are important.  They include great photographs and tons of information.

Once we read about each plant part we made a Plant Part's Flapbook.  This was a last minute idea so it's not included in our plant pack.  But no worries, it's super easy to whip up!  All we did was fold a piece of large construction paper to the middle of the page.  Then we cut the flaps into fourths.  Each flap is designated to a plant part, next year I think we'll add a flap for seeds.  Under the flap we wrote what the job of that part is.  Over on the blank side we used scrap construction paper to create a plant.  The turned out adorable!  

It's important for students to know that not only does each part play an important role in keeping the plant alive but that we also eat many plant parts.  At first they found that pretty gross and weird.  They never really realized that all fruits and vegetables are plant parts.  We read the book, Tops and Bottoms and to drive home this idea we did a sort! 

Tomorrow's supposed to be nice so hopefully we'll be able to get out and do some exploring in "nature."  

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