Saturday, June 7, 2008

It's all about seeds and plants this week

If you have early elementary aged children at home, this is the only book you need to do a very full study into the world of seeds and plants.
It is full of very simple experiments and activities that are very "mother" friendly. One such activity is seeing if we could grow a plant from kitchen scraps.We are beginning to see teeny, tiny progress.
We did the ever popular "sprout a bean seed in a paper towel lined glass".
We then had an interesting time taking apart our sprouted seed and checking out all the parts.
We left a couple of the seeds in the glass to continue to grow. The sprout above and the sprout below
are the same plant within two days.
We have now transplanted our beans and hope to transplant them one more time outdoors to eventually grow some of our own beans.
Gracie made this cute little seed booklet. It is from Enchanted Learning website. You will find many, many activities to add to your plant unit here.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

We did the bean sprout experiment at the beginning of the school year. It was so much fun! The little booklet is really cute. Enchanted Learning has so many activities for kids and we visit them often. We never tried the carrot. That looks so neat.