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Plants in the MIdst: Seeds

Dandelion seeds
The previous actives related to  roots and leaves led the children to asked to study seeds.
 A "helicopter" see

Looking for seeds
We read the book "Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move" by JoAnn Early Macken. The book taught us all the different ways seeds travel to how they root and the plant cycle begins again.    The children were keen to explore  the forest and eagerly went on a seed hunt. We brought the seed collection back to the centre to explore what plants they came from.  The collection consisted of dandelion seeds, maple seeds and pine cones.

The children asked to grow seeds. Before we could become gardeners, we needed to identify what was needed to grow a plant. The children knew that they needed seeds, water, soil, and sun for plants to grow. The children were confident that they could grow a plant and

planted pumpkin and carrot seeds.  We also wrapped beans in wet paper towels to see if the beans would germinate.  We will chart the progress weekly.

Comparing seeds


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