Summer SAVY 2014 Session 4, Day 9 – Budding Botanist (Rising 1st)
I cannot believe our time together is almost done! I have had a blast getting to know your children, and I have been so impressed by their determination to answer the question if plants could be used to fuel cars. Their ideas have been plentiful, detailed, and thoughtful. Tomorrow morning before open house, your children will be collaborating to draw out what they envision.
Today was the final day of measuring our plants for our plant-need experiment. While there were some hiccups along the way in our experiment, we will be looking at all of our data to determine which plants grew best and why we think that was. At our open house you will be able to see our bar graphs we have been creating, and today we practiced how to best share our findings.
In the later part of the morning, we used everything we have learned so far about how plants grow and their adaptations to draw out what the plants might look like in imaginary environments: the freezing cold Plains of Moldova, the steep Majestic Mountains, the hot and wet Jungle Island, and the incredibly hot and dry Kanubi Desert. Based on the descriptions I provided about each of these environments, your children drew pictures of what a plant might need in order to survive there. They came up with important adaptations based on what they’ve seen and learned through our experiments and research, and they did a great job of sharing their unique plant parts with the rest of the class.
I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at our open house! We will be giving you a brief look into all that we have been accomplishing these past two weeks.