Lesson Plan

Blossoms Blooming: Analyzing Plant Growth Patterns

Could the seasons be changing? Using National Park data, learners recognize patterns in the growth of seasonal plants. They look specifically at the first bloom date of cherry blossoms in Washington DC and compare them to temperature changes in the same area.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups analyze growth patterns in different areas of the US and compare results as a class
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide individuals with Internet-enabled devices
  • Expects a basic understanding of reading line graphs
Pros
  • Includes an option for extending the lesson
  • Students work with real data, making it more applicable to daily life
Cons
  • None