Monday, April 22, 2013

Seed Investigation

Hello, hello! We hope everyone had a marvelous Monday! We celebrated Earth Day in our classrooms today. Leading up to Earth Day we have been studying seeds, seeds and more seeds!  Our main selection last week was "A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds" by Jean Richards. It's a cute little nonfiction story that provides an illustrated description of seed dispersal (specifically fruits). It explains the purpose  of seeds and how they grow. It's hilarious watching the kids go through the cafeteria line and pointing out all of the fruit seed suitcases!

After reading about seeds all week and doing a lot of class discussion we planned a fun science activity!! We love hands-on science! It's so much fun! 


Gotta love technology!
We planned a special SEED INVESTIGATION for our young scientists. Brittany and I brought in many different kinds of fruit and did some seed research with our fruits. We labeled the fruits and added characteristics to our illustrations in our science notebooks. Students wrote about the different seeds they observed and used details to describe the seeds. 
Scientists in action!

For Example: 
The peach seed is dark brown and is called a pit. You can't eat the pit. It is in the middle of the fruit. 


They did this for all of the different fruits and vegetables we brought in. They loved using their science tools (microscopes and magnify glasses) to describe the different characteristics of the seeds. They did a great job and gathered a whole bunch of new learning!












Here is a Science Notebook Freebie if you would like to do something similar with your class! 


Have a great day!! 


1 comment:

  1. I am your newest follower...love your blog! I also have a blog with my first grade teacher buddy...so fun! I so wanted to use this book this year! I love the pics and freebie...thanks!
    Kheila

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