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Adopt a playground tree! Working alone or in groups, class members adopt a tree to monitor, measure, and chart throughout the year. Suggested activities include drawing seasonal changes, taking pictures, making graphs of tree size, making leaf and bark rubbings, and conducting Internet research. Young researchers use their collected observations and data as a basis for their informative paper.
Fourth graders measure the change in the size of their shadow over time. They visit a fixed structure and record the date, the time, and the measurement of the length of their shadow. They do this over the course of the school year. They observe a demonstration of how the globe moves around a projector simulating how the sun shines on the Earth during seasonal change.
Students understand the stages of a plants life. In this stages of plant development lesson, students read about bean plants and grow their own. Students record growth and photograph changes in their plants. Students label the parts of a plant and can identify the growth sequence.