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Watauga Wildcats Radio Podcast Transcript - Mr. V's Garden Integration Visit
Welcome to Nature News with the 3rd grade Watauga Wildcats.
What did you learn about in the O.L.E. today?
We learned how to read a round thermometer.
We read the temperature and he put a ground thermometer in the ground too.
Then he taught us about seed dispersal, soil, and decaying plants.
What is seed dispersal?
How seeds get around in the world.
What did you learn about how seeds get around?
They get around by hitch hiking on people, and animals, floating and flying like the helicopter plant and the parachuting plants, and also by floating on water to other places.
Did you get to look at any interesting seeds today?
We saw devils claws or unicorn plants. We saw cockle burs, helicopter plants, milk weed, cotton seeds and cotton plants.
What did you learn about these different seeds?
He showed us how the Indians used the Devils claw to sew baskets and how they ate it like okra. We learned how to make cotton turn into thread and how to turn milkweed into candle wicks.
What did you learn about soil?
It is made from decayed plants and animals, minerals from rocks, and also water and air.
Tell me about the decaying plants. What did you learn from that?
We looked at a decayed pumpkin and learned that the water had come out of it.
We also learned about the F.B. I.
What does the F.B. I. have to do with our school garden?
They are the important decomposers in our world. Without them we would not have good soil.
F is for fungus
B is for bacteria
I is for insects
Or invertebrates, we learned that word today. He used a little soft rock to write invertebrate on a big flat rock.
Goodbye and thank you for listening to Nature News with the 3rd grade Watauga Wildcats.