I was so excited to read this book to my 8 to 10 year olds today. Eric Carle's The Tiny Seed takes the young reader on the journey of a tiny seed floating in the wind. Many of the other seeds traveling with the tiny seed do not make it to a place that is suitable for growth and even those that do, have their life cut short by children running and friend's picking flowers for each other but...the tiny seed survives it all and grows to be the tallest flower ever seen!
These young readers were full of knowledge. We discussed pollination, the conditions needed for seeds to grow, the function of leaves and roots and so much more.
They then moved on to a fun worksheet...no writing today just a little craft using a flower that opens up to reveal what a seed needs to grow.
Next...what they were all waiting for...the experiment! Let us demonstrate one of the ways that water gets from the roots to the leaves...CAPILLARITY! How did we do this? Walking water! Check it out!