After discussing the needs of plants and exploring leaves and roots we generally begin our exploration of stems.
We introduce stems by discussing their main function, creating a narrative. This is also a good opportunity to conduct experiments.
We also talk about the two types of stems, herbaceous and woody. This can be expanded upon later.
On the shelf I have parts of a stem cards for revising and reinforcing what was covered in the lessons and discussions.
And as an *extra special offer* I am sharing my parts of a stem nomenclature cards for free until the end of March. You can find the file HERE.
More botany posts in the Montessori Bloggers Network Spring Series:
Work and Play, Day by Day ~ Botany, Biomes & Energy
Teaching from a Tackle Box ~ Parts of a Plant
Montessori Trails ~ Botany in Montessori
Montessori En Casa ~ Making a Herbarium
Slow Montessori ~ Spring Botanical Art