This week the preschoolers have been studying seeds in more depth.
Transparencies with pictures of corn, pea, watermelon and pumpkin seeds were set out on the light table. Boxes containing the same seeds were available for the children to match with the pictures. Pictures of each plant were taped to the top of the boxes.
The microscope was used to further examine and compare the seeds.
Preschoolers are heavily dependent on their senses for learning, so the seed activity was extended through fingerprinting. Sesame seeds were added to the paint.