Test the dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity and temperature of a local waterway around your learning space! Then, upload your test results to an international database to compare your results to others’ and contribute to the citizen scientists interested in keeping our waterways healthy.
Discuss factors that affect a seed’s germination time, then perform a mini-experiment involving the steps of the scientific method. Minnesota Science Standards:18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:126.96.36.199
Observe how plants and people respond when crowded and forced to share limited resources. This activity helps students understand that even their precious garden plants must be thinned. Minnesota Science Standards:188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11