Botany Abounds!

We are knee-deep in our botany studies! This week, we are busy in the garden as well as planting potted flowers to liven-up our outdoor classroom space. Botany studies in the Montessori classroom begin with an appreciation and recognition of basic needs, functions, and parts of the plant. We will also explore parts of the roots, a fruit, and a flower. Scholars are encouraged to look at how plants provide us with our fundamental needs. Studies are supported by experiments that demonstrate how the plant meets its needs, and supports our ecosystem. Lastly, our botany work corresponds with our studies in geography and zoology that explore the duty of plants on Earth.

 

Parts of a Plant!

Parts of a Plant!

Parts of a Fruit

A Fruit is suitcase for seeds… Identifying parts of a fruit!

Parts of a Fruit. Taste-testing a grapefruit during the lesson!

Parts of a Fruit.
Taste-testing a grapefruit during the lesson!

Trying something new!

Trying something new!

Thumbs-up! Almost everyone loved the grapefruit.

Thumbs-up!
Almost everyone loved the grapefruit.

Prepping the garden beds

Prepping the garden beds

Dissecting a seed

Dissecting a seed

Seed dissection and illustration... helping each other identify the parts.

Seed dissection and illustration… helping each other identify the parts.

Can you see the cotyledon?

Can you see the cotyledon?

Ms. Kenzie showing the scholars how to properly bathe Zazoo.

Ms. Kenzie showing the scholars how to properly bathe Zazoo.

The care and keeping of Zazoo... As he sheds, he needs more baths than usual.

The care and keeping of Zazoo… As he sheds, he needs to be bathed more frequently.

Snuggle time with Zazoo!

Snuggle time with Zazoo!

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