Follow the steps of the growth process from seed to flower to fruit. Learn the parts and patterns of a plant. Explore the Children’s Vegetable Garden and each child plants a minigarden!
TEKS K: 1C; 2A,E; 4B; 9A,B; 10A-D 1st: 1C; 2A; 6A; 7A,B; 10B 2nd: 2A; 7C; 9A-C
Observe a habitat at your fingertips! Visit a greenhouse and explore an ecosystem. As a group, create a terrarium with living and non-living elements and take it back to the classroom to observe and evaluate.
TEKS 3rd: 3C; 7A; 9A; 10A-C 4th: 7A; 8B; 9A; 10A,B 5th: 7A; 9A,B,D; 10B
Even a small habitat has variety! Through observational tests and reasoning, students learn how worms recycle organic matter within a system. See how biodiversity works to sustain the environment in a fun, wiggly way!
TEKS 5th: 2A-F; 9A 6th: 2A-C; 3A 7th: 2A-C; 3A; 10A; 12A; 13A 8th: 2A-C; 3A; 11B
Using the 5E model, explore three ecosystems: tropical, temperate and desert. Learn about their abiotic factors and see plant adaptations to each habitat. Bring your science journals!
TEKS: 5th: 2C; 4A; 8A; 9A; 10A 6th: 2A; 4A; 12E 7th: 2A; 5A; 10A,B; 11B; 13A,B 8th:2A, 11B