Arrival Craft: Make leaf mobiles. leafmobile
Introduction: Plants are the beginning of all food chains, because they are able to make their own food using the energy from sunlight. This is called photosynthesis.
We can’t exactly see it happening, but we can come close. In photosynthesis, leaves take carbon dioxide and sunlight and produce glucose and oxygen.
Individual Task: Children try leaf disc experiment and observe the bubbles that show oxygen is being produced. leafdisc
Break for drink and snack.
Second half: Show cress that has grown in light and dark and ask children what plants need to grow.
Individual Task: Children plant cress on cotton wool to make little cress heads.