Botany Unit: Seed

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Because is school is finally over and we're enjoying days of cuddling and story telling, I almost forgot to post our Seed Unit.

So here are my materials: Seed Nomenclature cards and Booklet, mung seed sprouts and other sample of seeds.

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First we made mung beans sprout.  This is an excellent way of showing little ones how beans turn into plants.

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We "harvest" the sprout and dissected it.  The only problem with mung beans is that they're so tiny!

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  The 3 part cards.  I have to say that we've been doing nomenclature cards for 3 yrs and it helped a lot in my Mavi's reading.

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Matching seeds.  The containers are from a Beauty Travel Kit which I got from a Euro store.

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Now how I wish they all looked different! LOL. 

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Mavi was so happy when he saw the little leaf inside the bean.  A perfect way to show him the epicotyl (embryonic shoot).

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Introduction to dicots and monocots.  This is an quite advance topic and I know it will be hard for him to grasp the idea as of the moment. So I just showed him that the mung beans are dicots because it has 2 cotyledons.  To demonstrate, I made him dissect the beans and he said "Oh yes, there's two of them!".

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Worksheets.  This is his favorite part.  He loves coloring and writing the the labels of each part.  These sheets are included in The Seed Pack.

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And that's how we go about our Seed Unit :)  As of the moment, we're on a homeschool-break... you know just doing random stuff at home like painting, arts and crafts, legos and watching kid-friend movies and animation.  Next week we'll have Ocean and Marine Animals.

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4 comments:

  1. This is a great unit! Thanks for linking to Share It Saturday. I am featuring it tomorrow.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. I'd love to know what book your child is looking at. It looks like a nice resource.

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    1. Hell Monique, the book is from Usborne entitled World of Plants http://www.usborne.com/catalogue/catalogue.aspx?id=878

      We just borrowed it from the library.

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