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Tracking a Sign of Spring
Exploring Climate and Plant Growth Around the Globe
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Introduction

Springtime events occur at different times in different places. Track Tulip Test Gardens to discover how seasonal changes affect plant growth in locations with different climates.

Essential Question
How do Earth's different climate conditions affect where, when, and how plants grow?


Set the Stage for Learning

1. Display cover. Assess prior knowledge:

  • What is spring? When is spring?
  • How do living things respond to springtime seasonal changes?
  • Why do seasonal changes occur at different times in different places around the world?
  • How could tulip bulbs be used to track seasonal changes across the globe?
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2. Preview vocabulary. Have students read aloud each word and share how the words relate to the question: How do Earth's different climate conditions affect where, when, and how plants grow?

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After-Reading Ideas

1. Track a Sign of Spring with Tulip Test Gardens
Plant your garden, make observations, report to the map, and watch the greening of spring as plants respond to seasonal changes at home and across the globe.

2. Start a Journal and Report your Garden Profile
Explore local and global journal pages. Provide a workplace to document questions, record predictions, explore garden profiles, and chronicle seasonal changes. Report your garden profile and track seasonal changes to discover how Earth's different climate conditions affect where, when, and how plants grow.

 

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