We are getting closer and closer to the end of the year!! I want to share one more activity that we did during our plants unit! At the beginning of our plants unit, we spent some time exploring seeds from some different fruits and vegetables. Well, we were actually exploring the fruits and vegetables to see if they had seeds, but you get what I mean! Here’s a quick peek into what we did with this!
As we always do with science-y things, we started with a prediction! We had a recording sheet that we used to predict whether or not the fruits and vegetables have seeds. We used the page with the thumbs up and thumbs down to show what we thought we’d find.
After we made our predictions, we got to dig in to the real fruits and vegetables to see if our predictions were right! This was a little messy, but it was definitely the FUN part!
Most of the kiddos were VERY surprised to see that bananas DO have seeds!
Recording Our Discoveries
As we explored each fruit or vegetable, the kiddos recorded their discoveries about whether or not they have seeds.
Once the exploration was complete, they had the chance to draw and write about each fruit and vegetable and what they discovered during the exploration! For this part, we used the page with the blank boxes. The kiddos drew pictures of what they found inside the fruits and vegetables!
It was so much fun to see the kiddos discover new things about fruits and vegetables they may have been eating for years!! If you want to grab your own FREE copy of the recording sheets that we used and that are pictured above, just click the link below!!
More Plants & Gardening Resources
If you’re looking for more resources for your plants and gardening theme, you’ll definitely want to check out what I’ve got in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! One of my favorites to use with a seed investigation is this “Seeds” poetry pack! (The link will take you straight to my store to see the preview and grab your own set!
You might also want to take a look at the other plants investigations we’ve done!