Let It Grow

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First-grade students in Marissa Pratt’s and Jennifer Smith’s class at Deauville Gardens West are learning about the differences between living and nonliving organisms.

In an effort to understand what makes an organism a living thing, the students each planted their own bean seeds. They learned what the plants will need in order to grow and observed the results of caring for their plants over a two-week period. The first-graders learned that by giving their bean seed the proper water and sunlight, it would grow into a healthy, living plant.