Learning the parts of a plant with vegetable “tacos”

Learning the parts of a plant with vegetable “tacos”

This week at Lexington Avenue Primary School we focused on learning about the parts of a plant and what part of each plant are healthy for humans to eat. We talked about about the roots that capture moisture and nutrients for our growing plant, the stem that transports the water to the rest of the plant, the leaves… Continue Reading

Sun Prints at Mount Washington Elementary

Sun Prints at Mount Washington Elementary

As we learned about adaptions within plants and their specific parts: taproots vs fiborous roots, thorny stems, hairy stems, woody stems, cactus spines, fuzzy leaves, waxy leaves, and tendrils, we each picked out different parts of different plants in order to make our own photographs by using the sun to expose the image. The kids had fun arranging their… Continue Reading

Future Scientist!

Future Scientist!

Equipped with magnifying glasses, the VEA Students set out to discover, discover, discover! Practicing the scientific method knowing that great scientist like Newton used the same method brought out creativity and wonder in the students. It was a good opportunity to have the students out looking closely at nature but then to go further and… Continue Reading

Soil Scientists and Mt Washington Elementary AND Lots and Lots of Tomatoes!

Soil Scientists and Mt Washington Elementary AND Lots and Lots of Tomatoes!

For our soil class the kids separated into groups to go dig up different soil around their campus and write about their soil’s story. How was it formed? What is the texture? How fertile is it? Is it sandy, silty, clay, or loam? With our gathered observations we put our hypothesis to the test and created… Continue Reading

Learning about Bugs at Carson-Gore

Learning about Bugs at Carson-Gore

During our second class of the year at Carson-Gore Kindergarteners learned about different species of bugs that live in the garden.  They learned that some bugs help plants in the garden, and some hurt the plants.  We went on a bug scavenger hunt to see what “good” and “bad” bugs the kids could find.  Continue Reading