Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Growing a Plant

Last week the students investigated different types of soil and gained an understanding of what makes a healthy soil for plants. This week they created healthy soil by adding the composted humus to the garden beds or containers. Then they planted seeds and transplants.

Before they planted, the students discussed what plants need to grow.

Answers included: rain, sunshine, dirt, a seed.

We held out our arms and raised our faces to the sun to feel how much heat the sun makes. They understood that the warm sun helped the plants grow.

They added humus to the beds and tilled the soil.

Next, they planted......

Two year olds planted pumpkin seeds.  Two weeks later, the plant has grown a stem and two new leaves.

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