Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Montessori Science: Parts of a Seed Unit

We have been studying the parts of a seed in our botany and culture lessons.

We read a couple of books:

From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons 

and Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert (not affiliate links)

Matching seeds to packets.

I found the little boxes at Hobby Lobby.

I got the idea for this tray from Just Montessori.

We stuck beans in paper towels to watch them grow...which they didn't.  So, we went outside and took a few sprouts from the field (this was about a month ago!).

We were able to see the little plan growing right out of the seed.  

This is a corn seed.

We were also able to see this maple tree growing out of its seed, then use the leaves to identify that it was a maple tree.

Charger and Mustang put together seed booklets from Homeschool Share.

Everyone made parts of seed booklets.

Even Mini Cooper!

I used my copier to cut off the words so that Mustang could practice her handwriting.

I found these books at Montessori WorkJobs.

Charger, Mini Cooper, and I worked on three part cards, also FREE from Montessori Workjobs.

The parts of seed puzzle from Kid Advance was a nice addition-oops we have it backwards!

Overall it was a great unit!  Thanks for stopping by to read our recap!

God Bless!!

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