We end our Garden Science program in the classroom with a celebration of plants. How do we celebrate plants? We eat them!
After reviewing the different parts of a plant and the function of each, we identify which plant part we eat with common fruits and vegetables. Did you know which part of the plant broccoli is? It's the flower. What about celery? It's the stem.
Our veggie stir fry consists of one vegetable from each part of the plant. We have carrots and ginger (roots), celery (stem), broccoli (flower), yellow squash and red pepper (fruits), and spinach (leaf). Additionally, we throw in some onions and garlic, which are bulbs, though bulbs are a specialized part that not every plant has. Last, we put our vegetables over rice - the seed!
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