Tulip Garden Update: October 6, 2006
Today's Report Includes:
25 and Counting
Gardeners are digging in! The first 25 Journey North gardens have been planted. Polish up on your map reading skills. What can you say about them?
Is there a pattern of gardens planted so far. What latitudes do they all lie between? Using what you know about geography, why do you think the first gardens of the season have been planted in these locations?
Latitude/Longitude: Think About It
Just like there are no 2 people in the world that are the same, there are also no 2 places the same. Did you know that every place on the Earth has an address? Using this address you can figure out how far north or south, east or west any of the gardens in the study is compared to your own garden. What do you call these addresses? LATITUDE and LONGITUDE!
Try This: Test Your Skills
Science Begins with Observation
" What ARE these things we're using to gauge spring's arrival?"
Your tulip bulbs have arrived and you're about to bury them underground. But before you start digging, take a closer look.
A bulb is an amazing package of living material. Grab a bulb and roll up your sleeves. Explore these specialized plants with all your senses.
Wash your hands! Your bulbs may be coated with a fungicide.
After Planting Official Garden: What if…
When students plant tulips according to Journey North's rules questions are bound to arise. Student gardeners are exploring their options and wondering what might happen if…
Here’s a handy lesson and worksheet to use as a springboard for YOUR experimental gardens:
Map Pointers: Watching Far Away Gardens
Get ready to predict spring’s arrival in far away locations this spring. Eager students are planning gardens across the Ocean!
to track the wave of spring using the Journey North map server.
How to Report to Journey North
Simply press the "Owl" button, enter your registration email address and report from your garden planted. Wait 5 minutes then refresh the map page to see your site pop up on the map.
Never reported before? Try a Practice Report first. >>
Coming Next Month
As new gardeners report in we will take a closer look at geography and the art of predicting spring’s arrival in gardens around the Northern Hemisphere.
The suggestions in this guide are provided to help teachers integrate Journey North's program in the classroom.