With spring in the air, Ms. Wagner’s K-2 science students are learning about the parts of a plant, their functions, and have even been talking about the parts they like to eat.
In their most recent class, students completed a worksheet identifying four plant parts:
- Roots – hold a plant in the soil and take in nutrients and water.
- Stem – holds up the plant.
- Leaves – take in light that the plant uses to make food.
- Flowers – turn into fruit which has seeds; seeds can grow into new plants.
Students also had an opportunity to answer the question: What fruits do you like to eat? Watermelon? Strawberries?
They were also asked: What else do you like to eat? Can you identify what part of the plant it is?
- Roots – carrot, radish, beet
- Stem – asparagus, celery
- Leaves – lettuce, cabbage
- Flowers – cauliflower, broccoli
- Seeds – corn, peas
What are your favorite plant parts to eat?