Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dissect Your Favorite Veggie

Want to get up close and personal with your favorite vegetable?  Have your child pick out his or her favorite veggie (don’t worry, you can do it too!) and start your dissection with a magnifying glass and a child-safe knife.  Have your child locate all the parts of the veggie before cutting it into smaller pieces and examining it with the magnifying glass.  After that, if you want to make things really interesting, discuss with your child how their vegetable adapts to its habitat.  Then, for the grand finale, prepare tissue slides with tissue from their vegetable and check them out under the microscope.  For more science activities with vegetables, click here