Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Plant Project

My class really enjoyed this project and it is great for summer and spring time.

By the way the lesson plan that goes with this is:

Materials:
  • Plastic Container
  • Dirt
  • Plant
  • Water
  • Cup
  • Mesh Shelving Protector
  • Table/Work area
  • Camera (optional)


Steps:
  1. 1. Gather the children



  1. 2. Open the bag of dirt





3. 
  1. Scoop with the cup and hand the children each a cup of dirt



  1. 4. Allow them to pour it into the big plastic container






  1. 5. When everyone has had a turn, make sure that there is enough dirt


  1. 6. Fill the cup with water and pour it in.




      1. 7. Now let the children see, and feel the plant



  1. 8. Talk about the plant with the children * refer to notes




  1. 9. Place the plant in the container




  1. 10. Cut out the center of the lid


  1. 11.  Cut out a piece of the mesh to fit the top of the container




  1. 12. Place the mesh on the container









  1. 13. Place the lid over the mesh



  1. 14. Cut off extra mesh around the outside






  1. 15. Take a picture



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