Next, we talked about the different parts of plants: roots, stems, leaves, fruit, seeds, flowers. An we took the grocery store challenge by asking them to guess what part of the plant each item from the grocery store was. Give it a try!
If you said stem, root, fruit, leaf and flower, you get an A+!
Our final activity was to plant our potato towers with our seed potatoes. The kids will be watching as these potatoes grow and keeping track of their height, practicing their measuring skills and creating a chart of growth. But first, they had to prepare the soil we added to the tower. Next, the potatoes went in.
And finally, the gardeners got to water the plant, making sure to use our special watering cups so that the water went on gentle.