Grow Your Own Beanstalk Children will put beans on wet paper towels and…
Grow Your Own Beanstalk
Children will put beans on wet paper towels and put in Ziploc bags to place in windows. They will observe changes in seeds daily and document what they see using pictures they take in a journal. They will learn about plant parts and trace the words in the journal such as "roots", "stem", and "seed coat".
Teachers will ask important questions, present problems, and make suggestions and comment to stimulate children’s thinking and extend their learning, .
Encourage growth of children’s interests and thought by presenting engaging experiences and introduce ideas, problems, experiences, or hypotheses.
Teachers will be flexible with students and scaffold when needed so that each child has the opportunity to perform at a level a little above what they can do on their own, then reduce support..
Begins to use vocabulary for
naming plants and animals such as seed, root, seed coat
Cares for plants and animals in
the classroom and surrounding
area and describes the needs of
organism cared for
Uses senses to observe and
describe properties of familiar
plants and animals
Children will learn about plant life through observation and record their observations using a variety of tools
Children will learn how plants grow and why it's important that we care for them.
Children will learn new vocabulary associated with their activity
Introduce science through a plant activity to 4 and 5 year old children in PreK
Instant film mini camera
children will take pictures of bean growth to put in journal
Appropriate use of technology and improved skills
Pictures of journals will be shared with families
Educator can share this activity with families, and other activity ideas that children can participate at home with families
Parents feel involved
Parents are teachers first
increased parent support and involvement
boost in child's confidence and knowledge