Monday, November 11, 2013

How many 3rd graders does it take to change a bulb?

This week we started our unit on plants with a discussion of bulbs, that is a type of plant that uses an underground storage system for everything it needs to grow. After comparing and contrasting different kinds of bulbs including onions, garlic, and daffodils, we dissected a daffodil bulb, noting the scales, providing food for the young plant to eat as it grows; the basal plate, where roots develop; and most amazingly, the miniature leaves, stems, and flower parts.

Finally we planted daffodil bulbs both in the soil and in a glass bowl, which will remain indoors.We're looking forward to tracking their progress

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