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Posts tagged ‘seeds’

How Does Your Garden Grow?

My Garden by Kevin Henkes

Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayres

Find a number of suggested science activities by using the links below:






Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear by Emily Gravett

Each Orange Had Eight Slices by Paul Giganti

Here is a link to a fascinating sink or float experiment: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/orangefloatorsink.html

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An Apple a Day!

Apple by Nikki McClure

Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time by Jodi Fickes Shapiro

Find some ap”peel”ing preschool apple science activities here:




Life Cycle of a Tree

Who Will Plant a Tree? by Jerry Pallotta

Poetrees by Doug Florian

Make a simple flannel board that shows the progression from acorn to tree.

Share a collection of “helicopter seeds”, pine cones, acorns, etc. to allow children to examine different kinds of tree seeds.

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Fruit Makes Seeds

One Red Apple by Harriet Ziefert

Cut a cross section of an apple to expose seeds and create an “apple star.” Let children examine the seeds with a magnifying glass. Discuss what other fruits children may know that have seeds.

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Pumpkin Life Cycle

Pumpkins by Ken Robbins

After reading the book and letting children take in the well-illustrated stages in a pumpkin’s life cycle, let children examine the inside of a pumpkin, as well as a supply of “processed” seeds that are for eating.


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Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist

Collect dandelion fluff and put into clear container to observe.

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