Seed Anatomy!

On Tuesday April 4th, we learned a little bit of seed anatomy! We used a bean seed as an example, and dissected the parts as we went on. First the seed coat, the cotyledons, and then the embryo or as we called it, the “baby plant.” All the students had the chance to look at different seeds in ziploc bags, like tomato, beets, onions, and many more. Using our senses, the students described how they looked, felt, the colors, shapes and etc. The 5th and 6th grade classes had their notebooks out and they drew and described everything in their notebooks. They had the chance to open up dried up marigold flowers from the garden, which each had about 20+ marigold seeds! They were all amazed! At the end of class they planted red corn seeds in the garden! We ended with a taste of nasturtiums flowers.

Dissecting the bean!

Dissecting the bean!

Looking at different seeds.

Looking at different seeds.

Marigold seeds!

Marigold seeds!

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Planting the corn!

Planting the corn!

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-Ranger Cindy