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Week 3: Plants We Eat

Lesson 7

Children learn about the different parts of plants that we eat – roots, stems, leaves, and fruits.


Circle Time: Introduction

Plants Feed Me   
10 min.

 

Student working at whiteboard with teacher.

Children listen to the book, Plants Feed Me, by Lizzy Rockwell. They examine fresh vegetables and discuss what part of a plant each vegetable is.

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Wonder Farm   
5-10 min. 

 

Wonder Farm app on an iPad.

Children explore a virtual farm and discover how a balance of light and water helps plants grow. In the Kitchen, they make salad from vegetables that are leaves, stems, roots, and fruits.

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Guided Small Group

Science Talk: Sprouting Seeds   
5 min.

 

Teacher helps student draw sprouting seeds.

Children observe and discuss the sprouting bean seeds.

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Measuring Our Plants   
5-10 min.

 

Teacher measuring plants with students.

Children measure the tallest plant and compare it to their prediction. They build a Unifix® tower to the same height, and predict how tall the plant will be the next time they measure it.

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Growing Beans: Journal Entries   
5-10 min. 

 

Teacher helping student water a plant while two students watch.

Children take a photo and describe their bean plants in a bag. Then they take a photo and discuss their bean plants in soil. They also record the plant's measurement.

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Growing Beans: Journal Review   
5-10 min. 

 

Journal Entries screenshot showing bean sprout images.

Children view photos and measurements of their bean seeds and plants taken on different days and discuss how they have changed and grown.

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Wonder Farm   
5-10 min. 

 

Wonder Farm app on an iPad.

Children explore a virtual farm and discover how a balance of light and water helps plants grow. In the Kitchen, they make salad from vegetables that are leaves, stems, roots, and fruits.

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Learning Centers

Class Garden: From Seed to Plant   
5-15 min.

 

Student holds up colorful worksheet.

Science Center: Children observe and draw pictures of Class Garden plants, showing a seed and the plant that has grown from that seed. They can also choose to draw a fantasy seed and plant.

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Wonder Farm Dice Game   
5-10 min.

 

Student looks at a giant dice after rolling it.

Learning Games: Children throw a giant dice and remove cards from a game board if the dice shows a source of water or light that will help a plant grow.

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Wonder Farm   
5-10 min. 

 

Wonder Farm app on an iPad.

Digital Learning Center: Children explore a virtual farm and discover how a balance of light and water helps plants grow. In the Kitchen, they make salad from vegetables that are leaves, stems, roots, and fruits.

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Growing Beans: Journal Review   
5-10 min. 

 

Journal Entries screenshot showing bean sprout images.

Digital Learning Center: Children view photos and measurements of their bean seeds and plants taken on different days and discuss how they have changed and grown.

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Exploring Small Spaces   
5 min. 

 

Teacher shows a video to students.

Digital Learning Center: In the video, children mark off a small space on the ground outside, then look very closely to see what living things they can find in that space.

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Snack

Salad Snack   
5-15 min.

 

A student snacks on a carrot.

Children assemble their own salad from a buffet table that includes vegetables that are leaves, seeds, fruits, roots, and stems.

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Circle Time: Wrap-Up

Class Garden: Compare & Contrast   
5-10 min.

 

Teacher draws and labels a bean seed.

The class examines and compares two different plants from the Class Garden.

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Plants Feed Me   
10 min.

 

Student working at whiteboard with teacher.

Children listen to and discuss the book, Plants Feed Me, by Lizzy Rockwell. They create a salad recipe that includes leaves, roots, fruits, seeds, and stems.

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