From Seeds to Cells
We moved from seeds to cells. I learned that plant cells are packed together more tightly than animal cells because plants don't have bones. They also have a cell wall which helps give them structure.
The parts of the cell are:
Nucleus- the brain of the cell
Vacuole- water supply
Chloroplast- makes food for the plant
Mitochondria- energy of the cell
Cytoplasm- liquidy stuff that the other parts of the cell float in
The plant produces more cells as it grows. Check out our little seedlings that have spouted. Because there is so much condensation going on in there, it makes it a little bit hard to see, but the condensation is important because it's kind of like rain.
When we learned about plant cells, we made a model of the plant cell with foil, tomatoes, lettuce, an onion, a pepper and water. I liked making a "cell" out of vegetables.