Spring time means time with plants and flowers! Our March days began with offering flowers, leaves and nuts to the Deities, and reciting the Bhagavad Gita verse 9.26. “If you offer me with love and devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or water, I will accept it.”
In Science, the 2nd to 3rd graders were immersed in hands-on plant projects, growing, describing, and observing.
Students learned about the Parts of a Plant, and the jobs of each part. Stems carry water to the rest of the leaves. Leaves are the plant factory, where food is made. They learned about the process of Photosynthesis, and that chlorophyll is the green in the plant. They also learned how all the plant parts are are things that we eat every day! Carrots are roots, celery and asparagus are stems, and broccoli are flowers. After gluing edible plant parts together, they offered their plants to Krishna. As He says in Bhagavad-Gita, we pray that He accepted their loving offerings.