Observe a Leaf
Young scholars describe a leaf using characteristics such as shape, size, color, structure and function. They write their findings on the Characteristic Worksheet describing it so that a blind person would be able to "see" it.
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Preparing for Project BudBurst
Plants take cues from the environment—change in daylight hours and temperature—to complete their seasonal life cycles. Lesson four in the series of six has classes collect phenology data on plants. After taking initial observations,...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Project Budburst - Citizen Science
Budburst is the emergence of new leaves on a tree in spring. This activity requires learners to identify trees, take careful observations of their tree and note phenological dates - the date of the first leaf, first leaf falling, first...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Blending Observation and Imagination
Upper graders analyze the work, Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase by Maria van Oosterwyck. They consider the value of her paintings and how they are still relevent and sought after, 350 years after they were created. The blending of...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts