January 05, 2014

Have a Plant Unit coming up?!

This unit has been updated! Click here to see the post! :)

Plants are one of my favorite science units to teach!  There just so many fun activities and experiments that students can do- and lots of them tie into other subjects. :)

One of my favorite lessons to teach are the parts of a plant.  I always start by reading Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens- click here to see it!  My students always love that book! After reading, I bring out some vegetables that I bought with the roots and stems still attached.  For some reason my students always go crazy as if they've never seen organic, whole vegetables before! (and in some cases, they probably haven't)  We talk about the vegetables and make an anchor chart that labels each part of the plant.  After this, the students get to put the vegetables into categories of which part of the plant it is.  Who would have thought veggies could be this fun?!

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