Do plants eat dirt?

Screen Shot 2018-05-16 at 11.58.07 AM.pngFirst/second grade students have been busy this week in science learning even more about plant adaptations.  On Monday, students worked together to answer the question, “Do plants eat dirt?”  They learned about the importance of water (which is taken in by the roots) for plants, and what it is about dirt that plants really need.  They also built root viewers to see up close how roots behave.  The students are observing and taking notes in their science notebooks each day to report on their seeds’ root progress.

On Wednesday, students explored the question, “Why do trees grow so tall?”  In this mystery, students learned the importance of sunlight to plants, which is collected by their leaves.  After learning more about how plants respond to sunlight, they built creative grass heads. Each student choose how to place their grass head in the window, based on which way they hope their grass head’s hair grows… Screen Shot 2018-05-16 at 11.58.35 AM.png

 

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