Social Studies: Cactus Hotel

Students discuss prior knowledge about deserts and focus their attention on the saguaro cactus. In groups, they examine a cactus snd record their observations in journals. Students conduct experiments with sponges, one covered with vaseline, to simulate how a cactus retains water. They conclude by listening to the teacher read the book, "Cactus Hotel."

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