ERIC Number: ED395772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Magnificent Mum Education Program Featuring the Mum Kids (Grades 2-3).
Kelleher, Christine, Ed.
The Magnificent Mum Education Program is a theme-based program developed around the garden mum. With its bright colors, various flower forms, perennial life cycle, and easy propagation, the garden mum is ideal for classroom use and community planting programs. The mum-theme lessons can be integrated into all subject areas including science, math, reading, social studies, language arts, art, and environmental studies. This program is not meant to replace core curriculum but rather to reinforce basic concepts and to enrich lessons. Intended for grades 2-3, lesson plans cover the following topics: structure, function, and size; identification, comparison, and classification in the mum family; diversity and development; the life cycle of the mum; planting, pinching, and propagating; light and temperature; soil and soil helpers; water; plant helpers and plant harmers; getting to know the garden; and garden decisions and design. Basic information and tips for the teacher, creative projects, enrichment ideas, school and community projects, and reproducible worksheets are also included. The teacher resource kit includes stickers, a poster, a reference list, and fact sheets. (JRH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 2, Grade 3, Hands on Science, Lesson Plans, Plant Propagation, Plants (Botany), Science Activities, Thematic Approach
Yoder Brothers, Inc., P.O. Box 230, 115 Third Street, Barberton, OH 44203.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For program for grades 4-5, see SE 058 189.