Growing & Recording Potato Plants

Our 1st graders planted potato eyes in pots during January and took them back to their classrooms to watch them grow. On day 1 we went over that potatoes are actually stems that grow underground called “tubers.” We sliced out the “eyes” or buds of the potatoes and planted the wedges in pots. On day 28 we checked in on them in class and recorded what plant parts had grown, how tall they’ve gotten, and how many leaves there are. This planting activity happens to be part of the “FOSS Science Curriculum: Plants and Insects” for 1st graders as well and you can search for their lesson plan online if you do not have the kit. Here are some photos of how the potato plants looked after 28 days.

Room 206's Potato Plants Day 28 1st Grade Potato Plant Day 28 Recording Potato Growth

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