Monday, 14 May 2018

A Trip to the Botanical Gardens

On Thursday Tautoru visited the Discovery Gardens as part of our Inquiry, Kaitiaki O Te Ngahere.

While we were at the Discovery Gardens we discussed the parts of a plant and what their functions are.

One activity we did was matching different food items like coffee, bananas, popcorn and mint to the actual plant they came from.

Then we made our own little plant pot out of newspaper. We found out that plants need, sunlight, air, water and space to grow. We filled it with soil and planted a bean seed. It was so exciting because we got to take these back to school. We are going to look after them and measure how tall they grow during maths.

Before we left we got to explore the gardens and find out which plants grow really quickly. Some of us tried flowers.....they tasted a bit peppery!

Of course we got to have a play at the awesome playground.
Thanks to all the parents that came along to help, we had a wonderful time exploring.

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