Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Library Learning Patch - Children Discovering Nature

Week 7 - Parts of Plants

We began our class this week by passing around different kinds of roots. The children compared a tap root to a fibrous root. We discussed the functions of a root  such as anchoring the plant in the soil and providing food to the plant.  The children were very interested to see a tiny oak tree with the acorn still attached--the acorn is the seed.

Here is a good example!

Very interesting!

We like looking at these roots!

See the tiny acorn?

Unfortunately we were forced to end the class early due to bad weather and the threat of tornadoes. Check in next week for the remainder of the lesson! Meanwhile, our garden is growing!!

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