This blog follows the building, cultivating, and harvesting of the Sanderlin IB World School schoolyard garden in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since January 2009, the Edible Peace Patch Project has been developing innovative community-oriented food system and nutrition educational programs in south St. Petersburg, Florida. Sanderlin is the 2nd school to participate in our Garden Education Program.
This week we learned about parts of plants! It was a nice breezy day when our first class of second graders at Sanderlin IB World School came out to learn about the garden. Once we divided up into our small groups, I asked the kids what parts of the plant they already knew. They knew them all! When I asked what their function was, it wasn't quite as easy- but after a quick, but knowledge filled, lesson we were off into the garden to find a plant for each group member.
Here are my group members showing their plants!
Here one of our group members found some mysterious "eggs" on his plant!
After we found the perfect plant, I had them diagram their plants, and label each part and job.