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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Plants and Preschoolers

Spring is a great time for science in preschool. New growth is all around us. Here, we put beans in a ziploc baggy with a damp paper towel. The seed (aka bean) will open up and start to get roots. The children are eager to come into the classroom to see if their seed is growing or how much it has grown.
Here to show how the roots soak up water, we dyed water with food coloring and placed a stock of celery in it. The food coloring with turn the leaves blue (or whatever color you use). Preschoolers understand by seeing that the colored water will travel to all areas of the plant.
Here are some of our bean plants growing. This is only after 2 weeks!

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