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Adopt a Plant

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Adopt a Plant

Students will compare and contrast the life cycles of seasonal crops to trees, closely observing the growth of those plants in the schoolyard garden.

Concepts: Plant Life Cycles

Essential Questions

  • How can we describe the full life cycle of a plant?
  • How can we describe the full life cycle of a tree?
  • How does a tree change through the seasons?

Standards Addressed

Focus
  • S2L1b. Students will relate seasonal changes to observations of how a tree changes throughout a school year.
  • S2L1c. Students will investigate the life cycle of a plant by growing a plant from a seed and by recording changes over a period of time.

Explorations in this Collection

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Adopting a Tree

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Adopting a Seasonal Plant

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Making Seed Necklaces

Recommended Resources

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Children’s Literature

  • A Tree for All Seasons by Robin Bernard
  • A Tree is Nice by Janie May Udry
  • The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown