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21 Jun 2018
Primary 2 Trip to the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens

P2 Botanics 600wOn Wednesday 13 June, Primary 2 visited the Botanics to finish off their topic on plants. We were treated to two workshops. The first was 'Plants we Use' and we looked at lots of different plants in different climates and how we use them. We found out that Aloe Vera came from a cactus, rainmakers were originally made from plants, bamboo can make musical instruments and bags and boomerangs are made out of eucalyptus trees.  After we finished this workshop, we went back to our yurt and had a picnic lunch in the garden.

In the afternoon, our workshop was called 'The secrets of trees' and we learnt all about how trees work. We had to make a human tree and include the xylem and phloem as well as the bark and roots. This was great fun! Then we pretended to be bugs as we walked around some of the gardens with mirrors under our chins. This was to show us what bugs see as many of them have their eyes on the top of their head.

We had a great day at the Botanical Gardens and loved finishing off our plants topic with this visit!

Here are some of the things that we wrote about that we learnt and some of our favourite parts of the day:

  • I learnt that you can hear the sap in the treey and you can hear it in spring. Sophia
  • My favourite part was wen we had to follow the roots. Iska K
  • I learnt that a birch trees barkc can prtect it from the sun. Tabitha
  • My favourite part was makeing tree galatys, I did a nut tree. I also enjoyd playing eye in the sky with eye spy mioros'. Emmea
  • I learned that the more lines a tree has the oldere it is. Emilia
  • I learned that you can make aloe vero mrom a plant. Amelia
  • My favourite part was when we where looking at the diffrent plants like the rhubarb. The leaves are poisonous but the stem is not. Megan
  • My favourite part was making the trees with all the nature and making it into a art gallery. Charlotte S

 

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