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  • Explore the schoolyard to create a tally of different plants/animals in the natural area. Students create a bar graph with the data collected. Wrap up: Compare student graphs, and discuss the purpose, benefits, and limitations of bar graphs.

    *Includes labeled graph. “Make a Bar Graph Using Nature 2” includes an unlabeled version.

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  • Explore the schoolyard to create a tally of different plants/animals in the natural area. Students create a bar graph with the data collected. Wrap up: Compare student graphs, and discuss the purpose, benefits, and limitations of bar graphs.

    *Includes unlabeled graph. “Make a Bar Graph Using Nature” includes a labeled version.

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  • Students break into teams and come up with three word problems involving something that can be seen in the nearby environment. The problems must be able to be resolved within a few minutes. Students must write the questions clear enough so that another group can understand what they are supposed to do and must be realistic enough that they can find the answer. Students must know the answer before handing the problems over to the other group. Wrap up: Discuss the problems and answers found by each group.

     

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  • In this activity students will discuss the importance of plants in our world, and the impact pests can have on plant production and forests.  Wrap up: have groups present their findings and brainstorm methods to combat pests.

    *Suggested plant list is included for teachers.

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  • Discuss different types of poems including stanzas, rhyme, etc. Students can review these poem examples to solidify content or prepare for their own writing efforts.

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