Looking at parts of a plant!

On Thursday February 16th, we learned about parts of the plant, which parts we typically eat from a plant, and which parts we don’t. For example, a tomato, we enjoy the fruit, but don’t eat the leaves because they could make us sick. With our returning 2nd grade class, I decided to do a quick review with them, glad I did because they couldn’t recall some parts of the plants. I used real examples to talk about the parts of a plant, a beet for a ROOT, celery for STEM, swiss chard for the LEAF, broccoli for a FLOWER, beans for the SEEDS, and an orange for the FRUIT. Then we teamed up in groups, to play Pictionary! Groups had chance to do their own drawing on a whiteboard of a fruit or veggie we hadn’t mentioned yet. Each group drew a picture, and all groups had the chance to guess what it was, then once guessed right, each group got a chance to guess which part of the plant we eat. Not all groups had a chance to go, so we will finish up the following week. With our Special ED class, I used the real examples, explained the parts as they either touched, looked or smelled. All classes ended with a taste of celery, a stem, carrot, a root, and hummus, a seed.

My parts of a plant examples!

My parts of a plant examples (just missing our orange in this picture)!

Here's my intern helping the 2nd graders with the white board during pictionary.

Here’s my intern helping the 2nd graders with the white board during pictionary.

Another group!

Another group!

Observing the veggies.

Observing the veggies.

Colorful carrot, celery and hummus for a nice taste!

Colorful carrot, celery and hummus for a nice taste!