Seed anatomy at LFCSA!

On Monday April 24th, we were finally back to garden class after three weeks, because of Spring break and Development Day. A simple seed anatomy was the days subject for the 3rd graders. As we all dissected a soaked bean seed, we talked about the seed coat, cotyledons and embryo or “baby plant”. As well as how seeds disperse in nature. We went down to the garden and students were able to harvest nasturtiums for the taste of the day!

Cotyledons and embryo!

Cotyledons and embryo!

Students looking at bees pollinating the basil flowers!

Students looking at bees pollinating the basil flowers!

Yummy Nasturtiums!

Yummy Nasturtiums!

One student made a little bouquet of mint with nasturtium flowers!

One student made a little bouquet of mint with nasturtium flowers!

-Ranger Cindy