Exploration of Trees by Third and Fourth Class
Pupils of third and fourth class observed, identified and examined the trees in the local habitat and environment.They categorized trees into the various categories Deciduous,Coniferous and Evergreen.
They examined the leaves and the various fruits of the trees.
Pupils became aware of the sun as a source of energy for plants through photosynthesis
They discussed the factors that affect plant growth water, light, soil and temperature.
Pupils visited a local park and planted various flower bulbs planting them in empty milk cartons which they will decorate when the flowers grow in the Spring.
Exploration of Leaves and Leaf Dye Experiment by Senior Infants and First Class
Senior infants and first class children went on an Autumn leaf hunt to collect some leaves to carry out an experiment. We discussed the stem, veins and even which type of tree the leaves came from.
We then began our experiment. We started by filling a cup with water and adding 2-3 drops of red food colouring. After this, we placed the leaves inside the cup. Each day, we checked the leaves to see if they were changing colour. After the 5th day, we wrote up our results.
Our results showed that:
- On some leaves, the changed colour completely to red
- On some leaves, only the stem changed colour
- On some leaves, only the edges changed colour
Nature Walk and Art Work by the Junior Infants