A plant is what?!


When teaching about gardening, it is impossible to engage students if they don’t know what part of a plant I am talking about! For this lesson, I covered the parts of a plant. I discussed the roots, stem, leaves, fruit and flowers. I brought in a dug up mallow plant (to show roots, stem, leaves), celery (to show the stem), swiss chard and kale starters (to show the whole plant and root ball in dirt) and oranges from my tree (for a snack and to show that the fruit holds the seed). For the young students at Second Street Elementary, I asked them questions to make them think about produce that comes from parts of the plant. I gave them celery and let them watch me plant the swiss chard and kale after the lesson. I had them draw different foods that were of each part, and for the second graders, they wrote a description too.  For the older students, we talked about the parts of the plant and their different functions as well as transport systems and briefly touching on plant reproduction, which was planned for the week after. I had them draw and label the plant. I gave the students observation time and directed them to observe edible plants that were growing and what part they saw and used. For snack, they got to have a orange slices (that they loved!)

 


When teaching about gardening, it is impossible to engage students if they don’t know what part of a plant I am talking about! For this lesson, I covered the parts of a plant. I discussed the roots, stem, leaves, fruit and flowers. I brought in a dug up mallow plant (to show roots, stem, leaves), celery (to show the stem), swiss chard and kale starters (to show the whole plant and root ball in dirt) and oranges from my tree (for a snack and to show that the fruit holds the seed). For the young students at Second Street Elementary, I asked them questions to make them think about produce that comes from parts of the plant. I gave them celery and let them watch me plant the swiss chard and kale after the lesson. I had them draw different foods that were of each part, and for the second graders, they wrote a description too.  For the older students, we talked about the parts of the plant and their different functions as well as transport systems and briefly touching on plant reproduction, which was planned for the week after. I had them draw and label the plant. I gave the students observation time and directed them to observe edible plants that were growing and what part they saw and used. For snack, they got to have a orange slices (that they loved!)

 

Sarah Shutman

What could LA do with the money it would save from no Styrofoam trays in cafeteria

By team | April 26, 2011

Each Styrofoam tray costs 5 cents each. At Thomas Starr King, the cafeteria uses 1400 per day. There are 180 school days per year. Calculate how much money Thomas Starr King pays per year to buy Styrofoam trays. According to Wikipedia, “LAUSD cafeterias serve about 500,000 meals per day” – Please calculate how much LAUSD […]

Farm King Blog

By team | April 26, 2011

Farm King needs your help at Wednesday & Sunday Farmer’s Markets + Silver Lake Jubilee Farm King needs volunteers to help man/women our booth at several upcoming events. To sign up to help, please click here. Thanks! The Farm King Team Digest powered by RSS Digest

recycled glass

By team | April 26, 2011

By using 100% recycled glass products you are supporting recycling and reducing your impact on the environment. Recycled glassware uses about one-third less energy than glass made from raw materials. By using recycled glass you are reducing air pollution. Recycling also reduces the volume of waste in landfills. Glass is made from sand, soda ash, […]

Farm King needs your help at Wednesday & Sunday Farmer’s Markets + Silver Lake Jubilee

By team | April 26, 2011

Farm King needs volunteers to help man/women our booth at several upcoming events. To sign up to help, please click here.
Thanks!
The Farm King Team

GGPNC GREEN COMMITTEE – SATURDAY. Free stainless steel water bottles. Los Feliz

By team | April 25, 2011

Filtered water booth at River Cleanup Los Feliz The Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council Green Committee along with volunteers from Enrich La will provide free filtered water and a stainless steel water bottle to anyone who does not have one at the two Los Feliz sites for the Friends of Los Angeles River 2011 Clean…

Farm King Blog

By team | April 24, 2011

Using the Reusable Trays Please explain what it felt like the first time that you used your own reusable tray? Did you feel nervous? What did the people around you think? Photos from 4/6/2011 What a great day! We made a ton of Sauted Kale and a huge salad with purple carrots, purple cauliflower, so…

John Adams Middle School Garden…On The Way!

By team | April 24, 2011

John Adams Middle School Garden John Adams Middle School, located near the University of Southern California, is in the planning stages of an on campus garden! We look forward to working with the eager students and volunteers to get this garden going. John Adams Middle School 151 W 30th St Los Angeles, Ca 90007  

DLANC’s unanimous YES to the San Pedro ES edible garden

By team | April 23, 2011

Last night the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC), meeting at the beautiful historic Tower Theater at 8th and Broadway, unanimously voted to fund $5,000 for the edible garden project at San Pedro Elementary School. With this vote the DLANC reinforces it’s commitment to greening Downtown LA, an area of our city lacking in green…

Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council Approves $1500 for Los Feliz Charter!

By team | April 16, 2011

Los Feliz Charter School For The Arts School Garden Los Feliz Charter School For The Arts school garden is currently in the planning phase, and the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council recently approved a $1,500 grant for the project!  It is a lengthy process, but these funds will greatly aid in the development and maintenance…

FARM KING VOLUNTEER DAY

By team | April 15, 2011

Please consider joining us this Tuesday 4/19/2010, while the students are away on Spring Break to help make Farm King even greater. We are installing a small patio, building a garden shed and doing some garden maintenance. 10 am to 12.30 or 12.30 to 3pm. Enrich La will provide lunch at 12.30   Address 4201…