Describe how animals and plants respond to changing seasons.
|Tree Cookies|| |
One way to learn about tree growth is to look at annual rings. Tree rings show patterns of change in the tree's life as well as changes in the area where it grows. In this activity, students will trace environmental and historical changes using a cross section of a tree, or "tree cookie."
|What Does Your Garden Grow?|| |
In this model eliciting activity students use data about the temperature and water requirements of plants to figure out when the plants should be planted. They also use data such as space requirements and time until harvest to make judgments about which plants would best suit the needs of students planning a school garden in Florida.
|Picking Pets|| |
Students will have to choose which pet would be best for the PTA to purchase for the classroom.
|Do not disturb! A lesson on hibernating and migration|| |
Have you ever wondered why animals hibernate or why they migrate? Have you also ever wondered which animals do? In this lesson, students will learn which common animals hibernate and which ones migrate. They will also learn the importance of hibernation and migration on animals during the winter season. Students will be able to write down their learning, sort picture cards, and complete a Compare and Contrast Chart demonstrating their understanding of hibernation and migration.
|How the Seasons Affect Plants|| |
In this long-term lesson, students will put observation spots in a designated area at the school to observe how it changes throughout the school year.
|A Vegetable Garden for All Seasons|| |
This MEA (Model Elicting Activity) lesson provides students with information about different vegetables. The students are given the task to rank their selections of which one vegetable the Principal should plant in the school garden that will survive through all of the seasonal changes.