Before Easter, the children were using a rubbery/plasticy scalpel to dissect soaked beans. Since I only have the children once a week, I want to establish some ground rules and practice them a little bit at a time.
So this week, we pulled out the dissection kit and away we went.
First thing was just feeling the mat - what a sensorial experience all by itself!
We first reviewed what we already knew, just talking through things like dicotyledon and monocotyledon, how many leaves each one originally sprouts, how the plant grows. Then we looked the branch, stem, leaf with veins as an overview. We'll get into the details in the next couple of classes.
|one sample of a dissection|
|the impressionistic chart of|
plants expressing water
|one girl's rendition of the chart|