Arizona Plant Booklet: An Introduction to Arizona Plants & Cacti
Students explore variety of plants & cacti in their Arizona community by collecting samples and taking photographs. Can be adapted to other areas.
4th - 6th Science 6 Views 2 Downloads
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Plant Part Exploration: Stems
Explore water transport in plant stems using this fun experiment! Your scientists will start by reading Stems by Vijaya Bodach. Then, activate prior knowledge about plant stem functions and water transportation. Demonstrate this concept...
K - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 4: Which Team Are You On?
Who is not drawn to trading cards? In this lesson, junior ecologists create a trading card of an animal or plant from one of Arizona's biotic communities. Gorgeous sample cards are provided in the lesson plan as well as a plethora of...
6th - 10th Science
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 2: Biotic Communities Vocabulary
Part of a unit on Arizona's biotic communities, this lesson focuses on the vocabulary to be used. Terms include biodiversity, topography, desert, hybridization, niche, and more! Youngsters will define these words from contextual...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 5: Group Presentations
Although a group presentation is not novel assignment, this one provides supporting resources: a newsletter introducing the project and a grading rubric. Each group is assigned a different biotic community in Arizona to research and...
6th - 10th Science
Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 3: Humans and Lions - Sharing Space through Time
A worksheet showing both historic and current ranges of mountain lion populations is given to emerging ecologists. They examine human population data as well and try to determine if there is any correlation. Critical-thinking questions...
6th - 8th Science