Compost, Seeds and Using our Tech Skills
First learning what is compost and the ingredients needed to make it
We gather the materials on our list and mix them together in our piles and containers
We also add some non-organic materials (plastic bags and tin foil) in order to determine if those items can also decompose
As the weeks pass we will observe our compost and document the changes. This will help us find out if our scientific guesses are accurate.
We also learn about parts of a seed and then watch the lifecycle after we plant them and they grow in our garden.
Using iPads and our editing skills, we make multi-media projects highlighting what we learn in the garden
On our occasional rain day we use the indoor opportunity to put our creative skills to the test making signs for our garden. Sign topics, made multi-lingual to include all the languages represented in our class, include what is growing in our garden, rules and friends and foes. Our signs help welcome any visits to our garden whether we are there or not.
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