Observing and Recording
Growing plants is such a wonderful, easy, and fun activity for children. It is hands on, exciting, and they can learn so much from it.
My kids planted marigolds in cups. Talk about easy! It took about 15 minutes to get all 15 cups planted.
I've also used these Wildflower Seed Balls, set of 16 perfect for a small group! They were great for Mother's Day gifts!
I provide "scientist clipboards", safety glasses, magnifying glasses and tell them to observe.
The students came up with terrific ideas like, "The plants are growing. If you give them water they grow."
My personal favorite was, "Lisa put too much water. Her plants look sick."
This area is open to my students every day to observe, discuss and write. It is easy to maintain and provides so many wonderful experiences!
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