Dirt Babies

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Dirt babies are an excellent way to show young botanists the plant life cycle. They explore the functions and industry behind grasses before growing some of their own. Use the informational text here and consider implementing some reading comprehension skills. They explore these concepts by planting grass seeds in nylon stockings and tying them off to create round dirt babies that grow their own hair. Scholars decorate the faces, water regularly, and make observations as the hair grows. There is a worksheet here so they can write a narrative about their dirt babies. You'll want to create your own dirt baby a couple of weeks early to model the finished product and excite kids about this project.

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Resource Details

Grade
1st - 3rd
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategies
Project-Based Learning
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