Monday, August 29, 2011

Science: Learning about Plants, lessons 6, 7.1, and 7.2

I posted about both of these lessons (lesson 7 was several days long) in the week-in-review posts, so I'll do a quick summary here and then link to those posts for pictures and more details.

Lesson 6: Carnivorous Plants
We watched several videos online about venus flytraps and pitcher plants, then made notebook pages.  Later we also read parts of Venus Flytraps, Bladderworts, and Other Wild and Amazing Plants by Monica Halpern.  More info on what we did in this post.

Lesson 7.1: Life Cycle of a Plant
We read From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons and then they filled in a simple plant life cycle diagram.  More info in this post.

Lesson 7.2: Flowers
This lesson took several days.  We read parts of The Life Cycle of a Flower by Bobbie Kalman (different parts on different days depending on what our focus was), examined and pulled apart several flowers to see the parts, and colored and labeled a diagram of a flower.  The boys also made lego models of flowers on their own.  More information in this post.

We also spent another day reading about flowers and making a notebook page with more interesting facts they learned.  More info in this post.

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