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Spring Awakenings

Students observe changes in a selected tree bud/leaf near their home during the spring. Twice each week students record changes in the bud/leaf using words, pictures, and numbers. Observations continue for a period of three or more weeks. Activities in the classroom will emphasize the connection between plants and various cycles (carbon, water, nitrogen). The Family Page extends this learning to the community by inviting parents to facilitate home observations and discussion related to seasonal plant adaptations.

Note: This inquiry will require a minimal classroom time commitment and will therefore be implemented in the midst of other classroom science activities.