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Growing Flowers

Lesson Description:
Students grow flowers from seeds. they plant quick-growing seeds in a flower pot and consider what a seed needs to grow while observing and recording the growth of the planted seeds in science journals. this lesson is particularly geared toward esl students and correlates with tesol goals and standards.
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment

Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge

Time Needed:
3-4 weeks, may depend on rate of plant growth
Standards Addressed:
  • Grades k-2 advanced beginner to intermediate eESL
  • Grades 2-6 beginning ESL

Materials Needed:
  • small flower pots
  • soil
  • seeds
  • fact book on growing plants
  • tommy by gwendolyn brooks

School or Group:
Everything ESL
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Located in: Language Arts

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