In science we are going to start talking about living and nonliving. We will use the Harcourt materials (worksheets, labs and books) to help learn about what living things need! Not only will we talk about animals and humans but what do plants need as well and how that differs. We will do some lab experiments that will be fun and hands on!
After some basic research and learning what plants need, we will do a fun experiment with lima beans, the good old lima beans! We will have different bags of beans and give them what they need or not what they need and do some journaling. Then when we have completed that, they each will plant their own plant! And journal the progress they see each day and be able to take it home at the end!!
A very fun way to engage them, would be to talk about things you see growing now (especially the buds, plants) and why they are growing. What do you notice they need? What happened when it got cold? These are great real world discussions you can have!