Gardens

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Ouch! A Prickly Plant

Learn about how the spines on a cactus help it survive in a dry area. Then, model the defensive properties of a cactus with a sponge, toothpicks, and water.

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Plants That Trap Insects

Read about carnivorous plants, then develop a testable question and conduct an original investigation in this open inquiry activity.

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Save the Park Day

Read about how to protect parks from litter in the community. Then, think about problems in students’ own communities and brainstorm solutions.

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Featured Career Profiles

Explore careers that help protect the environment. Consider assigning a group to read each and share what they’ve learned.

Outside Resources

Every TCI lesson includes ideas for Enhancing Learning. Here are a few that may be helpful to teach your students about plants and gardens.

Virtual Backgrounds

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