Seeds & Plants Unit
This year we are lucky enough to be part of a homeschooling co-op. This is fantastic news for me because my older children are getting the opportunity to learn from other adults and build friendship with like minded families and children. Selfishly , it also relives me from teaching Jr.High science !
In return , I am teaching unit studies to a group of children between Gr.1-3.
Unit studies are such a great way to combine different subjects into one theme which hopefully makes learning much more interesting !
You can check out other posts to find units such as our; Bird Unit , Bees Unit, Jack & the Beanstalk Unit. Mini- Beaver Unit, Humpty Dumpty Egg Unit Community Helpers Unit and Owl Unit.
Normally when I plan a unit study I make sure that I include components of writing, math, science and art. For this post I will show you some of the hands on activities I had them do along side their reading and written work.
|Variety to explore|
How many plants could they grow from the seeds of just one fruit? How many fruits would just one plant grow?
We ordered the seeds from smallest to largest and compared the number of seeds found in the fruits.
|For the books|
|Identifying the parts we eat|
|nuts, grains and herbs are parts of plants we eat too !|
|A basic illustration to show parts of the plant|