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Growing the Next Generation provides a wide selection of resources for teachers.
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  • Where’s the Water?

    Discuss water. Explain worksheet. Outside students find things that need water, places where water collects on the schoolground, the states of water, etc. Wrap-up: share worksheet answers and discuss water importance, finite quantity and conservation.

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  • Wildflower Hunt

    Send the students on different wildflower hunts around the school’s natural area. Wrap up: Discuss each item and where it was found. Was it difficult or easy to find the objects? Why?

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  • Winter Plant Identification

    Discuss plant parts (twigs, buds, bud scars, bark, leaves, seeds, etc.) and species identification. Explain alternate and opposite branching. Students choose a plant and complete the worksheet by drawing, measuring and recording information about the plant. Use pictures and guide books to try to identify the plant. Wrap-up: what characteristics of plants can we use to identify them during winter?

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  • Winter Scavenger Hunt

    Discuss winter: evidence, temperature, effect on insects and plants. Discuss measurement. Students hunt for and record the signs of winter on the worksheet. Wrap-up: spring changes for temperature, animals and plants.

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  • Winter Touch Chart

    Students use their senses, temperature of materials on their skin, the feel of vegetation in their hands, etc. to fill in this touch chart using your schoolyard garden.Wrap up: Discuss student answers. Provide additional touch examples of each word.

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