The Early Years: Ecosystems, Up Close and Personalby: Peggy Ashbrook

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This column discusses resources and science topics related to students in grades preK to 2. This month’s issue discusses children observing and documenting the growth of a plant from a seed to seed-production and animal interactions with the plant.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
3/1/2014

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  • on Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:19 AM

This article states that young students need to experience science personally. Reading about it or watching a video is not near as exciting as doing it yourself. The lesson suggests planting "fennel, an edible seed that grows into an edible plant with a strong smell, and all of children’s senses can be used to make observations."

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)


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