Monday, July 8, 2013

Unit on Plants

To go along with our Swiss Family Robinson unit, we also did a mini unit on plants. We used a variety of materials including Plant Classification Unit from Lightbulb Minds, and Life Cycle of Plants.

Front of Plant Lapbook

The boys made a postage stamp displaying a flower. Their stamp also had to include a country & amount. Mr. T chose tulips & Holland for his country.

They were interested in the parts of a seed. I don't think they had thought about a seed having different parts before we discussed it in this unit.

A couple of the picture books we read.

We classified the plants found in The Swiss Family Robinson book. Amazingly, we never came across a non-flowering plant.

We went outside to figure out the best position for a leaf to be in to collect the most sunlight.

The boys grew beans & wrote down their observations.

Their bean plants.

They also get lots of hands on plant experience with our fruit/vegetable garden, as well as our flowerbeds. This summer the kids each have their own row in the garden they are responsible for. They got to plant whatever seeds they wanted & need to weed their row.

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