Lesson Plan

Weather- To Plant Now or Later?

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To understand how climate regions affect crops, young gardeners keep a weather journal and observe the growth patterns of various plants over the school year.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a class terrarium, plant both with the same seeds, and have kids compare the growth of indoor and outdoor plants
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity requires a garden that kids can use to plant seeds and observe through the various seasons
  • Instructors need to be familiar with the crops appropriate to their climate region
  • The project makes kids aware of the power of long-term observation
  • The climate information is presented in lecture format 
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