Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pretty Plants :)

Some parents may not have had a chance to see our plant models from our plant science unit. I thought I would share a few pictures of them and explain the concept. To visually display the plant parts and functions of those parts, my students made plant models from colored paper, two green pipe cleaners, brown yarn, a small ball of green clay, and a clear cup. You can see the results below. Labels were made with the name of each plant part and its function (not shown in pictures).  The plant models lead to great discussions about plants and provided my students with a visual model of an entire plant.
We made flowers on our plants so we could discuss seeds and the life cycle of a plant.
Here are the roots. Pretty clever, huh? :)
Labels with descriptions are added to each part such as the stem, leaves, roots, and flower.
These plant models made a beautiful "garden" display.

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