The fifth grade class have been learning about plant anatomy and physiology in order to develop skills for transplanting, weeding, and winterizing the garden. Here are some of the ideas we’ve been working on:
Students have also been developing their own plant growth experiments and learning about experimental design in the process. Here’s what those projects look like so far:
Next on the agenda is our plant identification unit. We will be learning to identify plants to the family level for the following families: Mint, Carrot, Onion, Mustard, Sunflower, Pea, all of which are commonly found in our garden both as food plants and as weeds.