Planting a seed in a cup and watching it grow over time is a wonderful way to introduce the life cycle to young children. Seed to Fruit takes children through the different stages of growth in the life of a cherry tomato plant.
This resource is part of the KET Everyday Science collection.
seed, root, stem, leaf, petal, soil, nutrient, energy, light
seed, plant, cycle, reproduce
Children have a natural curiosity about themselves and how they change as they grow. This curiosity offers opportunities for children to observe the stages in life—in themselves and their families, as well as plants, animals, and insects.
In this animated video, children can learn about the life cycle of a cherry tomato plant as they observe the different stages of growth, from a seed to a plant with fruit. This will help them understand aspects of human development, as well as how plants and animals change and develop and what plants require in order to grow.
The Teaching Tips will give you some ideas how to continue the conversation and expand on the content in the video.
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