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Watching seeds grow is amazing, as our students in Woodstock have discovered this term. In fact, it’s been like having a front row seat to the magic that is plants growing.
Our girls in K to 2 have been conducting seed experiments in Science lessons so that they can discover for themselves what actually happens below the ground!
It’s been educational and exciting,” said Kindergarten Teacher, Miss Richardson.
“The girls have had tremendous fun getting their hands dirty to plant the seeds.”
Shae (Kindergarten) said, “I liked putting the soil in and wearing the gloves because it made me feel like I was a gardener.”
Issy (Kindergarten) said “I liked the feel of the soil. And the water looked nice when we were pouring it over the seed.”
They have all thoroughly enjoyed checking on the progress of their seeds each day, carefully watering them and talking as a group about what might happen next.
“I think the seed might turn into a flower when it starts to grow because they need lots of water,” said Bethan (Year 1).
Imagine their delight when the seeds germinated and tiny green shoots started to appear above the surface!
“It makes them part of nature, rather than an observer of it,” said Miss Richardson.
“It helps them to comprehend that we are only part of a much larger ecosystem that we have to nurture and protect.”
Learning about germination, has also lead to much wider discussions about different plants and what they need to survive and flourish.
Theodora (Year 2) said, “I liked learning about the cactus because they can survive for a long time. Longer than animals and humans!”
The seed experiment has given Woodstock a new-found appreciation of the wonders of nature. After all, it’s incredible to see a tiny seed turn into something they can eat or a beautiful flower that they can enjoy.