Room 1 had a great lesson on how living things depend on each other and the environment to survive. We brainstormed ideas for the question How do you think humans can have an impact on the environment and other living things? and came up with some great ideas! Check them out:
animal cruelty-hunting/endangered species
man-made structures-buildings, cities
cutting down trees for personal use/destroying habitats
Reading ‘The Lorax’ by Dr Seuss gave Room 1 even more ideas! So we decided to create our own ‘Lorax’ with each student pledging to help keep the Earth safe and clean.
For the past few weeks Room 1 have been working really hard to take care of their plants. They planted a broad bean seed with care and everyday make sure they are watered so that photosynthesis can take place. Everyday is an exciting new discovery as students measure their plants to observe and investigate their own plants progress. It’s a race to see who’s plant grows the highest or who’s plant produces the first broad bean. Hmmm….I wonder who will win…Viti or Aaron? Stay tuned…..
In Inquiry today, Room 1 talked all things”Habitat”. Their thinking and much, much note taking led to a clear definition:
“A habitat is a place where plants and animals live” however…..it did not end there. The awesomeness that is Room 1 shared even more information:
” A habitat is where a living thing finds the food, water and shelter it needs to live in comfortably”We also explored the many different habitats that exist in our world, like “Desert”, “Rain forests”, “Grasslands”, “Marine” and “Polar.” Here’s proof of awesome learning in Room 1: