Temperature Basics in the Garden

After making predictions abut what they will find, primary graders measure temperatures in four different locations in the school garden and offer explanations for why the temperatures differ.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have kids repeat the exercise in the classroom and once again offer explanations for the differences in temperature
  • The activity introduces the concept of environmental differences
  • Additional scaffolding is needed to help kids understand how different plants required different enviornments