Botanical Garden Teacher Resources

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Botanical Garden Field Trip

For Teachers K - 7th
Students take a field trip to a botanical garden. In this habitat lesson, students walk through the garden and see various species of plants and animals. Students take a canopy walk and see coniferous trees. Students write about what...
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A First Look at the Garden

For Teachers Pre-K - K
For any teacher who is planning a field trip to Missouri's Botanical Garden, this lesson packet is a must-have! In it, young learners engage in pre-visit activities so they will be prepared to get the most out of their trip. There are...
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Botanical Gardens Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students define botanical gardens and explain why they are important. They describe a plant using scientific ways.
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Edible and Medicinal Plants: Field Trip Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Though it's designed to guide a field trip to the New York Botanical Garden, you could take resource like this one to a local park, wilderness area, school garden, or even a weedy empty lot. Middle schoolers identify plant parts and...
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A Financial Flower Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students study about the US Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Students build their own class botanical garden. Students offer multiplication skills to the building of their own garden.
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Teaching about the Rainforest - Classroom Ideas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners are introduced to the tropical rainforest through different ways that catch their attention such as: Visit a local botanical garden or conservatory so that students can see the variety of tropical plants in the world. They...
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For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
It's time for a field trip! Scholars take their new-found knowledge of adaptations and seed dispersal on a field trip to a local botanical garden. They gain an up-close look at how ecological interdependence works in a distinct...
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Out and About: Plants

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students examine plants. In this hands-on science instructional activity, students visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Eden Project, and Nature's World online or in person to investigate plants and gardens.
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Plant Identification

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
If you teach basic botany or a landscape design course, this presentation is practically perfect. Begin with classification and nomenclature methods and move into the characteristics of leaves that make plant identification possible:...
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Tree Top Canopy Field Trip

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students visit the Greenheart Canopy Walkway. In this environmental lesson, students experience a coastal rain forest ecosystem. Students interact and explore the different layers of the rain forest.
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Natural Features of Our Community

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read about and discuss natural features of communities. They listen to a guest speaker, such as a park ranger to expand their knowledge of natural features. They go on a field trip, if possible, to a local zoo or...
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Contrasting Landscapes - UBC Farm Field Trip

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students visit the UBC Farm. In this lesson on various landscapes, students spend a day at the University of British Columbia exploring the farm and trail adjoining the campus. This lesson could be modified for use in any region that has...
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University of California Botanical Garden Field Trip

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore plant species and the climates and conditions in their environment. They explore this living museum on the Garden's thirty-four acres to encounter over 13,000 plant species from around the globe.
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Subtract Whole Numbers

For Students 4th - 5th
In this subtraction activity, students solve a total of 6 word problems related to exotic plants and botanical gardens that use subtraction of whole numbers.
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Haiku: Observation and Writing in the Japanese Garden

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students observe a Botanical Gardens. Upon returning to the classroom, students write their own Haiku based on their observations.
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Exploring the Elements of a Japanese Garden Through the Book Arts

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners create book arts based on a visit to the Botanical Garden. They choose their own images to put into their book and answer discussion questions.
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Seasonal Scroll Painting

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners take a field trip to a Botanical Gardens. They observe plants and the seasonal changes they go through and create their own scroll painting.
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Get Your Skates On

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars enjoy winter activities. In this field trip opportunities lesson, students may visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Bocketts Farm, Clapham Common, or the Dinosaur Museum online or in-person.
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Adopt A Tree

For Teachers K - 4th
Students list characteristics that make some plants "trees," identify parts of the tree and their basic functions, describe how trees grow, and recognize products we get from trees and the environmental importance of trees.
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Have to Have a Habitat

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students create a zoological and botanical garden made up of a variety of species from around the world.
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Aboriginal Plant Use in South-Eastern Australia

For Students 9th - 12th
The Aboriginal people of Australia survived for over 40,000 years by using the plants that grow in the bush for food, medicine, tools, and utensils. Introduce young botanists to the wonders of the Outback with a 25-page packet that...
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Gardens All Around

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the plants and animals living in North Carolina. In this North Carolina habitat lesson, students take a walk through their campus and write about their observations in science journals. Students use a computer lab to...
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For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use plastic bottles to create terrariums and plant Venus Flytraps. They observe the plants and the terrariums for illustrations of the water cycle and species' adaptations to a specific environment.
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Abiotic Factors

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students identify a local plant community and make a variety of measurements. They measure abiotic factors such as taking soil samples and making measurements of weather conditions on the day of the study.

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