Identifying Trees2nd class learnt how to identify trees by their bark, leaves and fruits.
We went to a local area and children using their information had to identify the trees. They worked in groups of tree, As not all the leaves on the trees have appeared yet the children looked at the bark of the tree and looked under the tree for evidence(wilted leaves or fruits)
We identified the horse chestnut tree by the leaf
Here is a beech nut from the beech tree that the children found under the tree
The children were put into groups of three and sent off to identify different trees
One group identified a beech tree from the fruit of the tree
One group identified the sycamore tree from a wilted leaf under the tree
We looked at the habitats in our local area
1. A tree
We took 2 bottles and cut them to make a greenhouse for the planting of seeds
We filled the top half of a bottle with compost
We put the bottles together to make a greenhouse
We planted spinach and mint seeds in different conditions, We planted seeds in a greenhouse with all the conditions needed in order for a plant to grow, We then eliminated one of the essential conditions for seeds to grow in three of the greenhouses. The fourth greenhouse had all the essential elements.
Essential elements are:sunlight, water, oxygen, heat
The children predicted what would happen to the plants