Adopting a Tree

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY |  SCIENCE Adopting a Tree Students will choose a tree and observe its life cycle over multiple seasons. Time Several Months Setting Outside Collection Group ADOPT A PLANT   Standards S2L1b. Students will relate seasonal changes to observations of how a tree changes throughout a school year.  Procedures Instruct students to explore…

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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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