Today we had a visit from some of our classroom Grandparents.
How do plants and animals grow? How do children grow and become adults? Dr. Len Grauer along with his hard-working assistants Betsy and Avery, brought this complex question to life using pictures, triangles, squares, spirals, cauliflower, apples, numbers, snails, sand dollars, a chambered nautilus, and Fibonacci’s sequence.
Here is a list of some of the things the children recalled. This list would be a great way to begin a conversation with your child about our lesson this morning.
an egg is one cell
people have LOTS of cells
cells have control centers
the yolk of an egg is the control center
cells duplicate-they make two
one drop of blood has many cells
if you eat healthy things you will grow
cauliflower can turn into shapes
if you break cauliflower in half it looks like a tree
a starfish has a mouth and eyes
a starfish can eat fish
the dried body parts of a sand dollar can rattle
a chambered nautilus changes shells
a nautilus seals up the chambers of his shell
an apple has five seeds and the inside looks like a star
3, 5, 8, 12 are Fibonacci numbers
the Fibonacci numbers can form a spiral like the chambered nautilus
How Things Grow on PhotoPeach