Monday, 10 February 2014

Plant Kingdom and Pollination

We've started reviewing our botany this week - possibly a little early in the year but the girls were eager to begin.

We reviewed the plant kingdom (more in this post), then focused on the difference between monocots and dicots - they carefully removed the petals and counted them and examined the leaf shape trying to work out which group they belonged too.

We then moved onto pollination using wotsits and sweets. (the wotsits leave a cheesy residue on your fingers when touched - like the pollen sticking to insects when they brush past heading for the nectar/sweets)

and used some great sorting cards from Montessori Print Shop to learn about the different types of pollination. 

There were a couple of short films on youtube and brainpop they watched before writing it all up.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, the cheesy wotsits for pollen is brilliant! I love the amount of science you post about. If you ever need additional video lessons or printable sheets Science4Us has material K-2nd grade. I have an only child and she loves science dearly. She so loved the hands on activities you share. She is going into homeschool high school this year. Keep have fun, learning experiences, your kids will fondly remember!

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