Wednesday, March 22, 2017


As part of our science unit on animals, we have been comparing living and non-living things.

We have learned that since plants and animals are both living things, they both need the same things.

A poem and some videos about photosynthesis taught us how plants get what they need (and also how good they are for our earth!).

In order to observe the ways that plants get what they need from the environment, we created biomes (an area with plants, adapted to an environment). 

First we put gravel in the bottom of a cup to help the soil drain.
We then added a layer of soil, and noticed that there were flecks of "food" in the soil for the plants.

We added our grass seed.

After watering our new plants, we found a sunny window to watch them grow.

I asked the kids why they thought we were putting tops on the cups. One idea was so that the grass didn't grow too big. Another was so the water would stay in the cup.  

We are excited to discover how these plants have everything they need to live.  

Stay tuned and we'll give you an update soon....

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