Who Grows There?

This Who Grows There? activity & project also includes:

More than 127 non-native species live in Glacier National Park in Montana and their infestations are growing! Pupils read about and gather samples of exotic plants. Participants create a master book of pressed plants and complete a service learning project where they specifically help rid the area of exotic species.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have examples of some weeds already pressed to show classes
  • Go over what poison ivy, oak, and sumac look like so nobody ends up with rashes
Classroom Considerations
  • Duration of activity is listed as three hours; depending upon discussion, activity could take one to three hours
  • If you don't live near Glacier park, inquire with your local parks about volunteer efforts for middle school learners
Pros
  • Activity encourages volunteering to help local community
  • Great discussion questions to get classes thinking about their roles in the big picture of environmental problems
Cons
  • None
Common Core
NGSS