Tulip Garden Update: October 8, 2004
Today's Report Includes:
More gardeners are digging in! In last month's report there were 2 gardens reported planted, but the word got out around the globe! Gardeners in Alaska have already tucked their tulips into the garden.
What are your Official Journey North Garden planting plans?
Volunteers Needed! Journey North Gardens in Every Capital City
Do you know a friend, a grandparent, or a relative who lives in a capital city? Please ask if they'd be willing to participate.
We will send a dozen Red Emperor bulbs for their capital city garden.
Contact us when you have an eager gardener ready to plant! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Use the maps and locate all the capital cities. Bookmark this list of cities. states and provinces. Then print your own study sheets!
Study the Canadian map to answer this question.
Teacher Tip: Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning the Capitals
Teachers of excellence use a variety of instructional strategies and resources to respond to students' diverse needs. This year combine this Social Studies standard with the Journey North Gardens in Every Capital Project to better your understanding of the greening of spring across North America.
Going to Extremes: The Microclimate Challenge
Today more than ever we hear about downsizing to micro, nano and pico size. What is a microclimate? If you're looking for ideas for an Experimental Garden, explore the concept of a microclimate and try your skills at our Microclimate Challenge?
Here is the challenge: Cause two tulip bulbs to bloom as many days apart as possible. (Last year some students made them bloom 1 month apart.)
Another Just-for-Kids Booklet: The Microclimate Challenge
This year dig a little deeper: Try the Microclimate Challenge!
Begin the Challenge by making and reading this Tulip Garden just-for-kids nonfiction booklet.
Assembling the printable "PDF" booklet is easy to do. Try making them with your students as an exercise in listening and following directions. Use this quick, easy project for introducing the study, building reading skills and supporting standards.
Homeschools and Journey North
"The Blue Ridge Homeschool Group is thrilled to participate in Journey North this year! The Blue Ridge Homeschool Groups consists of about 25 homeschooling families in the Pocono Mountain area of Pennsylvania. There are 10 families participating in this project. The kids participating comprise the Junior Group, a subset of the larger Blue Ridge Group. Ages range from preK-third grade..."
Teacher Tip: Graphing Tulip Growth Predictions
Find more helpful tips here:
Classroom Experiments Found: Karelitz Kids Design Experiment
Last update we asked what kinds of things you might like to learn about temperatures underground in your garden. At Moharimet Elementary in Madbury, NH students wanted to know if temperatures around the bulbs would rise as they begin to grow in the spring.
wonder if the growth energy creates heat,” they asked.
Did you find some questions to explore?
How to Report to Journey North
Simply press the "Owl" button to report from your site.Wait 5 minutes then refresh the map page to see your site pop up on the map. (From the same button, you can also "Go to the Sightings Database" and read comments from all gardeners.)
How to Respond to Today's Challenge Question
IMPORTANT: Answer only ONE question in each e-mail message.
an e-mail message to: email@example.com
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