October 19, 2018

One of our favorite labs, a plants lab, took place this Friday. Students looked at the “museum of plant uses”—a long table showcasing examples of plant use by humans: vegetables, fruit, juices, wooden toys, spices, cotton fabric, chocolate, perfume, etc. Students could then study the leaves and stems up close with scientific tools and a digital microscope, dissect fruits and vegetables, and try their hand at scientific illustration.

Read: Plantopedia: A Celebration of Nature’s Greatest Show-Offs by Adrienne Barman.

Visit: Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross.

Play: Dig around in the garden, plant a tree or tend to a vegetable garden. Care for indoor plants throughout the year. Go for a hike and sketch plants in your notebook.

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time during the lab.

 

Image by Anya Bosina, shot in San Francisco.

Science Fridays 2018-2019: Plants