The class continues to learn more about plants and the food we harvest. After some review to distinguish mushrooms (fungi) from vegetables (plants), we learned that there are various parts of the plant that people use for food.
Having a quick study about the parts of plants, we looked at examples. The students had a look at some common vegetation that people eat. They tried to guess which part of the plant each item was.
We held a kind of experiment to understand more about the parts of plants. Each student had to discuss and guess whether each item would sink or float.
Many of the results were surprising! The heaviest (pumpkin) was floating, while the small carrot sank. We learned that the parts that grow above ground (fruits and stems) contain air, while parts that grow underground are dense, with no room for air.
We all learned something new about plants.