Adopting a Seasonal Plant

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Adopting a Seasonal Plant Students will choose a seasonal plant and observe its life cycle over several seasons. Time Several Months Setting Outside Collection Group ADOPT A PLANT   Standards S2L1c. Students will investigate the life cycle of a plant by growing a plant from a seed and by recording…

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Making Seed Necklaces

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  | SCIENCE & ART Making Seed Necklaces Students will observe and learn about seed germination and growth. Time 1 Week Setting Inside Collection Group ADOPT A PLANT   Standards S2L1c. Students will investigate the life cycle of a plant by growing a plant from a seed and by recording changes over a period…

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Adopt a Plant

ShopRite and Dole at Liberty Elementary

COLLECTION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE 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…

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Singing About Decomposition

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Singing About Decomposition Students will learn about the process of decomposition that happens at the end of the tree’s life cycle Time 30 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group ROTTING AWAY   Standards S2L1b. Students will relate seasonal changes to observations of how a tree changes throughout a school year. S2L1d. Students…

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Continuing the Tree’s Life Cycle

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Continuing the Tree’s Life Cycle Students will learn about the life cycle of the tree and its rotting process after death. Time 30 minutes Setting Inside Collection Group ROTTING AWAY   Standards S2L1b. Students will relate seasonal changes to observations of how a tree changes throughout a school year. S2L1d.…

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Rotting Away

COLLECTION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Rotting Away Students will review the tree life cycle and then extend their understanding to the rotting of the logs. Students will learn about the different decomposers (fungus, bacteria, invertebrates) then search for evidence of them in the garden. Concepts: Tree Life Cycle | Fungi | Decomposition Essential Questions How…

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