With all the rain last week, lower school students were not able to spend much time in their garden. Instead, Mrs. Cook led her classes through a couple of hands-on activities related to their focus on plant reproduction, pollination, and seed dispersal.
On Friday, students dissected flowers, which helped them identify the different parts of a plant that they learned about during Thursday's science lesson. They were able to locate the pollen-coated anthers, the pistil, which draws the pollen down a tube to the plant's ovary, and even the tiny seed embryos.
Both of these projects were fun alternatives to working outside, and they gave students a better insight into plant life. Hopefully, though, the weather will be clear for them to get back in the garden this week.