What better way to learn the parts of a plant than to find them in the garden. The kids used a diagram as they searched through the garden and brought back samples to the table to deconstruct the different parts. They used their senses of sight and touch to identify the plants and their various parts, and then matched them to the diagram. Some of the descriptive words they used for the parts were: fuzzy and hairy roots, hard and heavy stems, soft and colorful petals, and small, hard and roundish seeds. They also tried to guess the number of petals on their flowers, anywhere from 17 to 3,000,000 they conjectured. Hopefully, the teachers will use the parts of the plants as additional spelling words in class so they get a chance to write them.
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