ES Biology Plants: Lessons 5 & 6

Lesson 5: Stems, Trunks, Branches, & Bark. We took two days to do this lesson because of the picture books.  And because we kept getting side-tracked from doing the experiment.

Books

plant plumbing stems lynn stone

Activities
*We put celery stalks in three glasses of water – sugar water, salt water, and water that had been dyed blue. The purpose was to show how water/nutrients are sucked up the xylem to the leaves.  After several hours you could see some of the blue in the stalk we put in that glass, but I couldn’t taste the salt or sugar in the other two.
*Bean went outside and did tree rubbings of the various coniferous/deciduous trees in our yard for her narration page.

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Lesson 6: Roots & Review. We also took two days to do this lesson because of the experiments. But, now we are finished with science for the school year! Yay!

Books

taking root roots lynn stone

Activities
*We attempted to grow a carrot from a top, but it didn’t work. That probably has more to do with the fact that I went away for four days and neither Bean nor DH took care of it.
*I also wanted to dissect a tulip with Bean for a review, but it didn’t happen. We’re running out of school steam.

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