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1st day of spring Q: “What makes plants green?”

on March 20, 2013

Today in class, third graders looked at the anacharis plant under the microscope.  We took some of these living plants from our classroom fish tank and looked at a small leaf using a brock microscope and a high powered light microscope.   We found little green structures floating inside the cell.  We learned these small green spots were called chloroplasts and help the plant make its own food during photosynthesis. The green color actually comes from a pigment called chlorophyll that is found inside the chloroplast. We were able to take a few branches of the anacharis plant that was living in our aquarium with our 5 classroom fish.

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One response to “1st day of spring Q: “What makes plants green?”

  1. Andy Deitch says:

    Awesome job, students!! Fascinating!

    Andy Deitch

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