pistachios, corn, coconuts and other unexpected seeds!
Ask an IMES first grader to name the parts of a seed and they’ll tell you about the seed coat, seed scar, embryo and cotyledon while doing the fun movements that help them remember!
The Seed Study program, led by Beth Thompson, a naturalist with PNW BOCES Center for Environmental Education, was a timely followup to the first grader's unit on chicks and eggs. It was an exciting discovery that plants have embryos, too!
The lesson also included a seed scavenger hunt—students were challenged to identify something in the classroom came from seeds. Cucumbers, carrots and other parts of their lunches were named as well as the paper on their desk.