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ERIC Number: EJ878096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
How to Make a Plant Field Guide
Franks, Megan; Vore, Rebecca
Science and Children, v47 n5 p21-25 Jan 2010
Every year, an elementary school celebrates different aspects of Central Texas ecology. This year, they focused on Blackland Prairie, the ecoregion on which the school is located. A schoolwide event at the end of the year offers students the opportunity to teach their parents and their peers what they've learned. The Fourth- and fifth-grade science classes produced a campus field guide to showcase their school's gardens to the event attendees. Completing this project gave students a deeper understanding of why they planted native or adapted plants in their garden and how these plants are adapted to the Blackland Prairie. (Contains 2 figures and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas