The preschool class is beginning their spring science unit covering plants and bugs. On Monday the children watched The Tiny Seed, a Youtube movie based on Eric Carle’s book.
They were also very excited to watch some bean sprouts grow. These can also be seen on Youtube at Growing Beans HD Timelapse – YouTube
The science table was set up for the children to explore some very tiny seeds after watching the videos.
The children explored the seeds through touch and taste.
The children looked at the seeds under the microscope and noticed they could see more details when the seeds appeared to be larger.
A magnifying glass was also used to look at the seeds.
After exploring the seeds the children remembered that the seed in the book grew to be very large. They wanted to know what the poppy seeds would grow to be, so some research was done on the computer. It was also decided that we should plant some poppy seeds.
After the group activity was completed children chose to work in centers. The iPad center included the “Seed Cycle” activity to reinforce the concepts learned earlier.