With storytelling, a little detective work and dramatic movement, we help to generate enthusiasm for Ontario’s wildflowers. Students re-enact how flowers are pollinated, how bees dance to find wildflowers, and by following a series of clues, students discover the beauty and diversity of 6 local species.
Season Availability: Fall, Spring
Grade 3 : Science Curriculum Links *
Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants
2. investigate similarities and differences in the characteristics of various plants, and ways in which the characteristics of plants relate to the environment in which they grow;
3. demonstrate an understanding that plants grow and change and have distinct characteristics.
1.2 assess the impact of different human activities on plants, and list personal actions they can engage in to minimize harmful effects and enhance good effects
2.1 follow established safety procedures during science and technology investigations
2.2 observe and compare the parts of a variety of plants
2.4 investigate ways in which a variety of plants adapt and/or react to their environment, including changes in their environment, using a variety of methods
2.5 use scientific inquiry/experimentation skills (see page 12), and knowledge acquired from previous investigations, to investigate a variety of ways in which plants meet their basic needs
2.6 use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including stem, leaf, root, pistil, stamen, flower, adaptation, and germination, in oral and written communication
3.1 describe the basic needs of plants, including air, water, light, warmth, and space 3.2 identify the major parts of plants, including root, stem, flower, stamen, pistil, leaf, seed, and fruit, and describe how each contributes to the plant’s survival within the plant’s environment
3.3 describe the changes that different plants undergo in their life cycles