Kaden came in to class this morning and one of the first things he did was check on his science inquiry project. And he was surprised and excited to discover that a few of his seeds had sprouted over the weekend (and to be totally honest, I was just as surprised as he was). The other students gathered around and poked at the sprouts in amazement and Kaden once again explained what he had done to help them grow which inspired a few of the others to follow suit and begin to try spouting their own seeds. At this time Kaden has decided to just leave the sprouts in water and see what happens so that is what we will do. The other two projects used a larger number of the tiny black sunflower seeds and after a few minutes of immersion in the water, the students noticed a small ribbon of purple sinking to the bottom of the container. Another hour and the water in each was a dark purple colour. The students were intrigued and through careful observation they inferred that the colour was coming from the small black seeds. At this time they are not sure why this is happening and it might warrant further investigation if the children are interested.
I have taught many grades, including high school, but LOVE teaching primary.