Secret Life of Plants

COLLECTION MIDDLE SCHOOL |  SCIENCE Secret Life of Plants Students will investigate unseen plant processes to discover evidence of photosynthesis including observations of stomata for transpiration and gas exchange, and detection of the presence of photosynthetic pigments that absorb light, using chromatography. Concepts: Plants | Photosynthesis Essential Questions: What happens during photosynthesis and how do…

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Understanding Biomonitoring

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY |  SCIENCE Understanding Biomonitoring Students will learn about biomonitoring and its use in monitoring air pollution. Time 45 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group AIR POLLUTION DETECTING GARDENS   Standards S3L2. Students will recognize the effects of pollution and humans on the environment. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key…

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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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Making Your Own “Eating a Rainbow” Book

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  HEALTH & NUTRITION; ART Make your Own “Eating a Rainbow” Book Students will create their own version of an “Eating a Rainbow” book based on their own experiences with foods of different colors. Time 45 minutes Setting Inside Collection Group Eating a Rainbow   Standards SKL1c. Students will group plants according…

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Reading “Planting a Rainbow”

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  HEALTH & NUTRITION Read “Planting a Rainbow” and Eat Edible Flowers Students will read the book as a group and eat a variety of edible flowers Time 45 minutes Setting Inside or Outside Collection Group Eating a Rainbow Standards SKL1c. Students will group plants according to their observable features. SKL2b. Students…

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Eating a Rainbow

COLLECTION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY |  HEALTH & NUTRITION Eating a Rainbow Students will explore how to plant a rainbow of edible plant parts (even flowers!) and understand how “eating a rainbow” of fruits and vegetables can nourish their bodies. Concepts: Healthy Choices | Sorting Essential Questions How does “eating a rainbow” nourish our bodies? What are…

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