Spring Into Spring

Topic Mini-Research & Literature Web Page
was developed for Mrs. Merritt's First Grade Class
at Anne Bell Clark
designed by Shawna Cronin, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

Flowers have more than one part! 
They are composed of four main parts:  the petals, the leaves, the stems, and the roots.
Click here to see a diagram and read all about flowering plant parts!

Do you know the difference between flowering plants and fruit plants?
See if you can sort them in a really cool game!
Click here to play the Fun In The Garden Game!

How much do you know about these parts?
Do flowers eat?  They do not have mouths?  Do they?
If they do not have mouths, how do they gain nutrients?
Watch a video to learn more by clicking here!

What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower? 
Find out about different flowers here!

Real World Activity
Let's Be Scientists!

   Lets pretend that we are scientific explorers for the first time in America.  We are going to the new world to discover and document flowers.  We are arriving in the spring time so we will have many flowers to learn about.  We will be able to identify different types of flowering plants.  We will learn what the different parts of a flowering plant do.  We will also be able to label the different parts of a flower and be able to tell how they "eat".

Guide To Discovering Spring Flowers In Our Country

1)  Look at a diagram and read all about flowering plant parts.
2)  Visit "The Garden" to sort out fruit plants and flowering plants. 
3)  Learn about the different parts of a flower and what they do by watching a short video.
4)  Learn about specific spring flowers during your exploration.  Choose your favorite and draw it on the mini poster board provided.  You should also label the four main parts of a flower on your drawing:  petals, roots, leaves, stem

Topic Literature Activity

The Magic School Bus:
Plants Seeds
  By Joanna Cole & Illustrated by Bruce Degen

Topic Literature Activity
    Brain Pop Jr.
***As We Go***
1.  What components does a seed need to grow into a healthy plant?
  What is the sweet sticky "goop" inside a flower?
3.  What are anthers?
4.  When pollen from one flower lands on the stigma of another, what happens?
***Critical Thinking***
  1. If  you could be any kind of flower, where would you grow and what would you look like?
If you were in Mrs. Frizzle's class,  what other part of the garden would you like to visit?