Spring is in the air! Learn all about the blooming power of flowers and then do a hands-on activity creating a blooming flower and card to give to someone special.
Step 1: Watch this Mystery Science video about how flowers bloom.
Step 2: Gather needed materials to complete the activity.
- Dot Stickers or Tape
- Plastic Paper Plate or Bowl
Step 3: In this activity, you will make a colorful paper flower and a greeting card that they can give to any special person in their life. When placed in water, the paper flower will unfold, appearing to move and bloom in front of your eyes! You may want to use this as a Mother’s Day activity, but you choose who will receive the card, so it can be for anyone special.
Click on the image below to print template and view step-by-step instructions.
Once your flowers are complete, place them in water to watch them bloom!
Extension: You can see for yourself how water moves inside a plant. Fill a glass with water and add a few drops of red or blue food coloring. Place a white flower in the glass. Wait a few hours and watch to see what happens. Look closely at the flower petals. What do you notice? Repeat this experiment, but use a stalk of celery or a lettuce leaf. What do you predict will happen?
Almost 70 miles west of Key West lies Dry Tortugas National Park. This 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. You can only get there by boat or seaplane! The park is known all over the world as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, beautiful blue waters, lots of coral reefs and marine life, and the tons of bird life that visit the area!
Click the link below to go on a virtual field trip to this amazing place!
Once there, click the “Play” button. Make sure you have headphones so you can listen to the narrator! Click and drag to explore! Dive the Windjammer Shipwreck! Swim through a coral reef!
Comment below: What was your favorite part of this field trip?
Click HERE if you want to learn even more!
What is the Acropolis of Athens, Greece?
This writing contests is simple! Pick an integer and write a 100 word mini-saga. That’s it!
a number which is not a fraction; a whole number
Could you finish one of these story starters?
- I rolled a 6…
- I am number 13…
- It was 2099…
- Room 237 was empty…
- I was down to my last $5…
- Only 30 seconds left…
- I was public enemy number 1…
Use one of the story starters above or think of your own! Hurry! Entries are Due Feb. 24. For help in submitting your writing, contact the EY Coordinator at your building.
Click For More Information: https://youngwritersusa.com/contest/middle-high/integer#download-links
Next week is Thanksgiving! As we get ready, let’s take a look at some fun facts about the holiday:
- The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three-day harvest festival. It included 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians. It is believed by historians that only five women were present.
- Turkey wasn’t on the menu at the first Thanksgiving. Venison, duck, goose, oysters, lobster, eel, and fish were likely served, alongside pumpkins and cranberries (but not pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce!).
- President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3rd, 1863. Sarah Joseph Hale, the woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb”, convinced him to make Thanksgiving a national holiday after writing him letters for 17 years!
- There are 4 towns in the United States named “Turkey”. They can be found in Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, and Louisiana.
- The average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving is 4, 500!
- The tradition of football on Thanksgiving began in 1876 with a game between Yale and Princeton. The first NFL games were played on Thanksgiving in 1920.
Thanksgiving is a time to be THANKFUL! Watch a video below to see what Kid President is thankful for!
Comment below to let us know what YOU’RE thankful for!!