Preparing for Project BudBurst

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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, individuals choose a specific plant to observe for the rest of the season and enter their data into the BudBurst website. From this, individuals discuss how climate change affects plants' life cycles. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If possible, have individuals observe the same plant in two different areas and compare their data
Classroom Considerations

  • This activity takes place outdoors where classes can observe wildflowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs
  • Scholars collect data for months and enter it onto the BudBurst website
Pros

  • Activity includes background information, links to the BudBurst website, individual worksheets, and extension activity suggestions
  • Activity gets learners outside, observing the world around them
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS