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Where Do Plants Grow?
Take a walk outdoors and practice observing, tallying, and categorizing while
you're at it!
What you need:
Pencil
Plant journal or notebook
What you do:
1. Go outdoors to observe many growing plants.
DO NOT PICK ANY PLANTS.
2. In your plant journal (or whatever you may have), draw, name, and describe
the plant that is your favorite. Give reasons for your choice.
Adapted from Teacher Created Materials, Inc. PLANTS
Portrait
of a Tree
What you
need:
Pencil
Paper
What you do:
Go outdoors and
select one tree for
a long-term study.
You will discover
through your
observations that
a tree may have
many different looks throughout the year. Keep a journal about your tree.
Make illustrations, write about what you observe, and compare your tree
throughout your long-term study. Don't forget to write the date in your journal
every time you make an observation.
Adapted from Scholastic, WINDOWSILL SCIENCE CENTERS
drawing courtesy of Debby Cotter Kaspari
http://drawingthemotmot.wordpress.com
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