But 1st grade has actually been very busy exploring soil...
|We found rocks, twigs, leaves and grass.|
|We found lots of roots.|
|We even found a strange critter!|
|The soil from our garden looks very healthy!|
and observing red wigglers from our classroom wormery.
|Red wigglers are smaller than earthworms and live in compost.|
|When they get scared, the squiggle around like crazy!|
|We even found some baby worms!|
|The lima beans were soaked in water to soften|
the seed coat and make it easier to get off.
|Trying to get the seed coat off the seed. We|
discovered the seed coat protects the seed
just like our coats protect us!
| There is food in every seed which allows it to|
grow in the soil before reaching the surface and
|Look! You can see the root is already starting to grow out of the seed!|
|The root growing from the seed.|
|You can see the little leaves.|
|The seed coat and the food for the seed.|
|I found the root and the leaf!|