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Title: Daffodils & Tulips


Summary

Students plant bulbs and compare when they blossom.


Description

Students in different parts of the world plant bulbs together and collect data on various parameters (latitude, longitude, sunlight, temperature etc.) and track when they blossom.
Classrooms around the world choose Daffodil and/or Tulip bulbs to plant during the same week in November.

Students will be asked to collect temperature data throughout the experiment and report to the group – in addition they will report when the blooms appear etc. The project can be as involved or as simple as your class needs it to be.


Facilitators

  • Ruty Hotzen, Israel

Languages

English

Student Age Levels

5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

Nov 01 2018 - Nov 01 2019

Possible classroom activities

Teachers will find that this project can be used to teach many skills for many age levels. We are hoping for much discussion in the forums while we are “waiting” for the blooms. Students will have opportunities to use math skills (graphing, converting metric to English or the reverse, Temperature conversions F to C and the reverse, etc.) practice science skills (hypothesizing what effects bloom date, collecting data, comparing and analyzing data, etc.) appreciate geography and culture (learning about the other parts of the world as the students share their similar projects), Language Arts, (as students write to each other about their experience, some teachers are planning to use this project to help teach English as a second language classes), Creative Arts (we are finding connections in the arts to daffodils and tulips that can be shared as well).


Expected outcomes

Website with findings, pictures, descriptions of project, discussions in the forums.


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

Dedicated to building connections between students and their teachers, learning about what affects plant growth, and peace! The Daffodil and Tulip Project is carried on in honor of the project's co-facilitator, someone filled with light and laughter, Amy Dwyer, who passed away on October 5, 2011.


Curriculum area

Biology, Math, Geography


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