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37 resources with the concept plant identification

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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 3

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The third unit in a series of four looks at Earth's system responses to natural and human-induced changes. Fifth and sixth graders learn about how living things and ecosystems are impacted by changing climates. They collect data on plant...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Living things and ecosystems respond to and are affected by climate change. In this collection of four lessons, students learn about how researchers—now and in the past—have used plant lifecycle events to understand climate. Pupils...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 3

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
A four-lesson collection has scholars collecting data to determine how climate affects phenology. The unit begins with class embers collecting life-cycle data on their campus. They then collect, graph, and analyze data on trees to show...
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Which Plant Is Which?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Learn about dichotomous keys, plant identification, and how to care for the planet with a lesson that includes several hands-on and innovative activities. Kids go on a plant scavenger hunt and classify the plants that they find...
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Weed IPM

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Go on a weed hunt! Scholars gain insight into the characteristics of plants and examine the outdoor environment in order to identify five different types of weeds. Learners then show what they know with a one-page reflection.
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Compare and Contrast deciduous and evergreen tree leaves to aid in tree identification

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Boost observational skills and get to know the difference between deciduous, coniferous, and evergreen trees with a lesson that challenges scholars to compare, contrast, identify, sort, and draw their findings.   
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Preparing for Project BudBurst

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
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,...
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Plantae WebQuest

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Send your young life scientists on a plant webquest that has them reading case studies to decide if seeds are seeds and plants are plants. 
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Preparing for Project BudBurst

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Male deer growing antlers to begin the breeding season is an example of a phenological event. First in a four-part series is an activity requiring individuals to collect phenological data on their campus. Classes discuss phenology, the...
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From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
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How Plants Are Grouped

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Individuals classify, categorize, and sort plants based on how they pollinate with a handy worksheet. As they ask questions, elementary learners make observations of leaves by touching and looking closely at them, and drawing what they...
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Wate-er Your Needs?

For Teachers 3rd
After a class discussion and and investigation of what kinds of plants can be found around the school campus, youngsters design a garden plan that uses drought-tolerant plants and flowers. The gardent is planted, and tended to, by the...
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Ecology of The Sonoran Desert Soil Crusts: Biology, Geology

For Teachers 6th - 11th
This lesson is designed after research done on the ecology of soil lichen in the Tucson Basin area during the summers of 1997 and 1998. Its purpose is to guide students into adopting the problem solving thinking of ecologists. The lesson...
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Plant Identification

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
If you teach basic botany or a landscape design course, this presentation is practically perfect. Begin with classification and nomenclature methods and move into the characteristics of leaves that make plant identification possible:...
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Preparing for Project BudBurst

For Students 5th - 6th
New ReviewAdopt a plant and get to know its phenophases. The third instructional activity in a six-part series combines plant identification and phenology. Pupils begin by creating their own field guides to learn about the features and...
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Tree Detectives!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Trees may look pretty similar until you take a closer look. Young scientists use their observation skills to describe the difference between the bark, leaves, and seeds of different trees. They then use a field guide to identify local...
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Field Day: Be an IPM Detective

For Students 4th - 5th
Become a pest detective! Individually or in small groups, scholars scout the land to discover which pests—plant and animal—inhabit it, determine whether the pests are endangering the environment, and summarize their findings.
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What is IPM?

For Students 4th - 5th
Discover what a pest is and how to identify one with a lesson that looks closely at our outside world and taxonomy. Scholars investigate insects and plants to practice their identification skills, take a survey, and explore the...
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Plant Biology

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young biologists discuss the reasons behind the current use of the plant identification system. They get into groups and identify the characteristics of each species of plant which is described. The keys needed for groups to make...
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Leaf Margins Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Drawings of sixteen different leaves adorn this worksheet. Budding biologists name the type of leaf margin for each. This simple yet practical worksheet is useful as homework or a pop quiz when teaching plant structure and identification.
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Bird Ecology Unit

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Birds, plants, and vegetation, is there anything more lovely? There is! Engage your class in the scientific process, data collection, and data analysis. They stroll their campus observing and identifying various birds and plants,...
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Name that plant!

For Students 5th
What is a dichotomous key? When your kids ask, hand them a learning exercise like this one, to explain it. They use the key to identify four different trees, based on the budding twigs they've produced. Tip: Have learners extend this...
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Guidebook

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a guidebook page about a plant on the school grounds. In this life and plant science lesson, students identify plants around the school, then research the plant and write a narrative about it. Students publish the book...
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Build a 3-d Plant Model

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders construct a three-dimensional model of a flowering plant. They examine the major plant parts and their basic functions. They demonstrate an understanding of the similarities and differences in the physical...