Parts of a Bean
We have been trying to study plants this month, so I soaked some beans last night and we dissected them today! I saw this work on The Work Plan ans thought it would be fun! I bought the bean seed 3 part cards from Montessori Print Shop and Bunny wanted to do them first thing this morning. After she did those, we set them out on the table and got the beans. I first let the girls pull a few apart, then I started to show them each part. Bunny was really looking at them and pointing them out the different parts by looking at the cards! It was so easy and so fun! Here is some pictures of out learning!
Doing the 3 part cards
I love how she is looking so closely.
Pup loved picking them apart!
You really can see all the parts in this black eyed pea. It was really cool! Hands on learning is the best!
May 18, 2011 @ 11:56 am
Fantastic! I am glad this activity work well for you. Next time I will use black eyed peas, it really does show the parts better. Thank you for linking to us, and for sharing.
Montessori Print Shop
May 18, 2011 @ 12:10 pm
Great idea to use the black eye peas! You’ve taken lovely photographs that will help others prepare this lesson for their own children.
Thank you for the link-up!
Mommy to the Princesses
May 19, 2011 @ 2:03 am
Black eyed peas… good idea…I will remember to use this when we do our lessons! Thanks for posting the pics!
May 19, 2011 @ 10:49 pm
I love how you used black eyed peas with the lovely Montessori Print Shop cards! It’s amazing how much easier it is to see the parts when you use black eyed peas! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow