Seasons of a Plant

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The third in a series of six lessons is an engaging three-part activity defines that discusses phenology, focusing on the cyclic seasons of plants. Pupils then observe phenology outside before determining how climate change can disrupting ecosystems and organisms. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals write in their journals about phenological events they look forward to every year such as leaves changing, longer days in summer, etc. 
Classroom Considerations

  • Scout out a site on campus where classes can observe phenological events for part two
  • Lesson could easily be completed in two class periods
Pros

  • Lesson provides background information, additional links for other resources, phenology calendar, worksheets, and an extension activity
  • Part two gets classes outside, challenging individuals to make observations of the world around them
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS