Growing A Bean Plant (age 3-6)
Since starting our garden outside, there has been interest in seeds, plants, flowers and everything else botany related. To introduce the parts of a plant, we planted green bean seeds last week in this glass jar. By pushing the seed down the side of the jar and into the soil, we are now able to see the parts of the plants. We have the jar on our nature table and will transfer the plants outside this week. It has been fun for my daughter to see the plant grow so quickly.
Along with the plants, I found some clip art here (also on the side of the blog now) to make this "Parts of a Plant" activity. This same type of activity can be purchased from Montessori Services. We have named the parts of the plant using the drawing and using the plant itself.
One at a time, each sheet is placed over the control paper in the correct area. (A visual control of error.)
When the last sheet is added, the plant is in actual color.
While I was laminating, I also printed off this activity from this blog. As always, before presenting the more abstract version (paper) I presented small, smaller, and smallest with real objects. Having four was more of a challenge.
*We are headed out for vacation, so I won't be posting for a bit. =-)