First graders are plant parts experts! The tricky thing now, is finding ways to identify how the young version of a plant is similar to or different from the adult plant. It's easier to see similarities with animals (what students are doing in science), but plants can be a bit more challenging.
Students are using what they know about plant parts to see how to compare things. For example, a young strawberry plant has white flowers with yellow centers, and so does the adult plant. One main difference between the young and adult plants are that the adult strawberry plant has some of the flowers turn into strawberries! YUM!
We'll be comparing many young plants to their adult plants over the next week!