Today in Junior and Senior Infants we’ve been learning to label the different parts of plants and investigating which part of plants we eat. The children worked in groups to match the vegetables and fruit to the part of the plant they are from.
We learned that when we eat asparagus we are eating the stem of the plant and that corn is the seeds of that plant. The children recognised spinach as the leaves of the plant straight away and knew that broccoli plants produce flowers we like to eat but didn’t recognise the carrot as the root of the plant on the first attempt! We also learned that we can eat several parts of some plants like the root and stem of the onion but that while the fruit of the tomato plant is delicious; the leaves are poisonous!