Tulip Garden Update: October 7, 2005
Today's Report Includes:
16 and Counting
Polish up on your map reading skills.
Look at the pattern of gardens planted so far.
Come and See!
We've just redesigned the Journey North tulip garden lessons to make the project simpler for teachers.
Annual Microclimate Challenge
If you're looking for ideas for an Experimental Garden, why not try your skills at our Annual Microclimate Challenge?
Here's the challenge: Cause two tulip bulbs to bloom as many days apart as possible.
First learn more about microclimates: Download and print your own Microclimate Challenge booklets to help build reading skills and support standards.
Then look around your schoolyard. Consider everything that could affect
your bulb, from the moment you put it in the ground. Where is the sun? Are
some areas more protected? Are any places wide open? Explore the possibilities
and then set up your experiment. Then find two areas whose microclimates
are as different as possible. Find places where climatic differences are
the most extreme.
Spotlight on the Classroom
Here is a puzzler for you: Where is this Mystery Garden site?
Share this journal entry and photographs from a Journey North gardener. How do YOUR temperatures, daylength and other signs of fall compare with this Mystery Garden site? Read the entry carefully and study the photos for clues.
The Next Tulip Garden Update Will be Posted on November 4, 2005.
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