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Watch and Discuss: Collecting and Sorting

Children make and sort collections of outdoor discoveries.


  • Collecting and Sorting (video)

Key Science Concepts

  • Plants have different parts: roots, stems, leaves, and fruit. 
  • There are many different types of plants and seeds


Before you watch: Tell the group that in this video children collect things they find outside in a backyard. Ask, What kinds of things do you think they might find?

After you watch: Ask children, What did they find? What are some of the different ways they sorted things? Were all the things they sorted parts of plants?  

Optional: Watch the video a second time.