Seeds and Soil at Charles White

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Seeds and soil. Seeds and soil. Seeds and soil at Charles White Elementary. The students started the day by analyzing their soil samples from last week. Through this analysis, the students determined that their garden dirt was LOAM – the perfect combination of sand,silt, and clay. No wonder their garden is so beautiful!

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After the analysis, we learned the three main parts of a seed, their functions, how seeds are dispersed and the proper way to plant them.

The students learned that seeds come in different colors, shapes and sizes but all have the same three main parts- seed coat, embryo and cotyledon or food source. The seed coat protects the seed from harsh environments and living things. The embryo houses the first plant and root, and the cotyledon is the primary food source for the sleeping seed.

We ended the lesson with a seed snack made from chick peas.

-Ranger AshleyMarie

Ashley-Marie Sutherland

Children, teaching and food are three of my favorite things! With my school gardens, I get to teach children about gardening, food sustainability and water conservation. I love using science, math and nature to solve everyday problems.

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