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Exploring Nature Science Education Resource:

Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity

This plant activity is an inquiry-based field study that was published in NSTA Science and Childen Magazine in 2009. It is an easy and effective field study for any age and illustrates well the timing of plant growth in the wild to optimize flower development, pollination and seed dispersal. Try it in the school yard in the spring.

What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity
What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity
What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity
What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity

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Wild Science
Activities that Bridge Outdoor Exploration with Classroom Science
The activities in Wild Science will integrate outdoor exploration with the understanding and appreciation of science and environmental issues.
Using Wild Science as a guide, we invite you to rediscover your sense of wonder about the natural world and share it with the children you know.

What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity

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Amsel, Sheri. "What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2018. July 21, 2018
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