012 - Colorful plants - 2nd grade

Kicking off a huge unit about access to quality foods, students are sharing that they know about plants. What are the parts of a plant? What parts of plants do humans eat? What does a plant need to grow and thrive?

Look at these cool cabbage leaved that were drinking up the colored water. Students made predictions and documented the color change over time. Do you notice which parts of the cabbage leaf absorbed the most water?

Here is a top-view of the four cabbage leaves, showing off their newly absorbed colors.

In a blast from the past, students observed the plant lifecycle through our classic Chia-pet.


After observing bean, sunflower, and pea seeds with a magnifying lens, we planted them to document their growth.