Today's Report Includes:
Only and a New Map >>
- Explore: A
Garden Where the Future is Now >>
Question: The Power of Description >>
Garden Resources >>
Students with their LEGO
Only and a New Map
Springtime weather is coming in fits and starts across
the northern latitudes. Gardeners who were cheering on their tulip
gardens are suddenly worried about the weather.
In Minocqua, WI gardeners wrote, “Three tulips emerged in
our garden this week but a winter storm is on its way. It's supposed
to bring 4-8 inches of snow and lows in the teens for the next
How many gardens are stuck in the cold (and snow)?
and discuss >>)
Click for large map
Questions Handout (Click
and print) >>
Garden Where the Future is Now
|This week we will visit
a special garden at Seven Oak Middle School, in Lebanon, Oregon. Science
students have experimented with some very creative technology. Here is
their report to Journey North:
| Robotic Remote Sensing Vehicle
“This year, two students in our class, Sierra and
Gabrielle, wanted to figure out a way to raise student awareness
about the importance of water conservation at our school and
in our community. Using their experience with the LEGO NXT robotics
system, they developed, built, and programmed a LEGO NXT remote
sensing vehicle that operates in our school Journey North garden.”
(More about their project >>)
Power of Description
you had to describe today’s tulip map to someone who couldn't
see it. Could you describe where spring’s
temperatures have arrived and where they are yet to come?
write the description in your Journal.
share it with a classmate.
combine the best of both descriptions for your final copy and share
it with the class.
Tulip Garden Journal >>
This Week's Tulip Garden Resources
Days, They are A-changing >>
- Slideshow: Tulip
Bulbs: A Survival Tale >>
Weather Links: Climate
Weather and Seasons >>
Garden Journals (click-and-print) >>
Next Tulip Garden Update Will Be Posted on April 13, 2006.