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March 10, 2017

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ECC Students Learn About George Washington Carver

Early Childhood Center students learned about George Washington Carver and the importance of agriculture science in Seed-to-Table. George Washington Carver was a scientist who taught farmers about crop rotation. Dr. Carver discovered that sweet potatoes, peanuts, and soybeans all restore nutrients to the soil. The students learned that planting the same crop every year is bad for the plants and rotating crops will keep the soil and plants healthy.  We use Dr. Carver’s crop rotation methods in the school garden, too.

Dr. Carver was a scientist and he drew pictures of plants at a young age. The children practiced doing this by making observational drawings out in the garden. Observational drawing is drawing exactly what you see. The children paid close attention to nature and made drawings with a lot of detail.

The children also tasted edamame this week. Edamame are immature soybeans in a pod and they are a healthy source of protein. The students learned that soybeans are healthy for the soil and healthy for their bodies, too. Almost all the children loved the edamame and went back for seconds and thirds!

 

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.