“Teacher calls it Science. I call it mean” – A Poem by Danielle Sensier !

Living things

Recently we did some experiments

about growing living things!

We put pea seeds in three separate jars.

 

To one we gave no water.

Another we gave water

but then put the jar in a dark cupboard.

 

The last jar got water and light.

 

Teacher asked us what

we thought might happen.

We guessed the jar with no water

would have seeds that didn’t grow at all.

 

We thought the ones in the dark

wouldn’t grow either.

 

We thought that the jar

with light and water would grow well.

 

We were surprised when

the pea seeds kept in the dark grew so much.

We were surprised that the plants were pale yellow.

 

Now that plant is on the window sill

and we move it round to see it grow towards the light.

 

Teacher said that this experiment reminded her of a poem

 

Experiment by Danielle Sensier 

 

At school we’re doing growing things  

with cress. 

Sprinkly seeds in plastic pots 

of cotton wool. 

 

Kate’s cress sits up on the sill 

she gives it water. 

Mine is shut inside the cupboard 

dark and dry. 

 

Now her pot has great big clumps  

of green 

mine hasn’t 

Teacher calls it Science 

I call it mean! 

 

We also saw how water travels up to the leaves of a plant.

We did this using food colouring.

After two hours traces of the blue food dye

that the celery sticks were in

started to show on the leaves of the plant.

 

After two days this was the result:

Blue Celery !

We think that is probably mean too!

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