PLANTMOBILE FOR KINDERGARTNERS

A plant program in your classroom
Call: 612-301-1210
$5.50 per student 
plus $50 transportation fee to school
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We bring the hands-on science, real plants, microscopes, lively take-home investigations-it's a discovery-filled field trip right in your classroom! All programs last one hour. Minimum is 12 students/session, 2 sessions/day. Maximum is 32 students/session, 4 sessions/day. Minimum time between sessions is 15 minutes. Maximum time between morning and afternoon sessions is 1.5 hours.


bUZZ 
Call: 612-301-1210
$5.50 per student 
plus $50 transportation fee to school 
Buzz About Apples
September 11 - October 27

Follow the life of an apple from flower to fruit! Stop along the way to discover pollination and why bees are the most important workers in the orchard. Learn how Arboretum scientists create new kinds of apples. TASTE TEST HONEY AND APPLES!
Science Standards 0.4.1.1.2 Identify Plant and Animal Parts
1.4.2.1.1,2 Interdependence Among Living Systems
1.1.1.1.2 Compare Observations
2.4.1.1.1 Diversity of Life
2.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles
3.4.3.2.1 Inheritance of Traits

 Bulbs and Blossoms
Call: 612-301-1210
$5.50 per student 
plus $50 transportation fee to school

Bulbs & Blossoms
October 29 - December 8

Bright tulips and daffodils are favorite signs of spring but FALL is actually the season to plant them! Learn why some plants form bulbs, practice observation skills and even dissect a bulb. Follow a bulb's lifecycle throughout a year. Enjoy an in-class bulb planting that will grow and bloom within a month plus an "experiment" that will grow and bloom in your room in January. Includes a student journal. Build a foundation of basic science skills and PLANT BULBS!

OPTIONAL: Use this program to kick-off a year-long thread of science learning through bulbs. Participate in the citizen science of Journey North's tulip program by making a small outdoor planting in the fall to then track the arrival of spring. Once your tulip garden blooms, revisit the concepts of plant parts and functions and easily introduce pollination with real world, hands-on observations and experiences.

Science Standards (0,2).4.1.1.(1,2) Diversity of Life
1.1.1.1.2 Compare Observations
2.1.1.2.1 Scientific Inquiry
2.4.2.1.1 Interdependence Among Living Systems
2.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles

 Exploring the Desert
Call: 612-301-1210
$5.50 per student 
plus $50 transportation fee to school

Exploring the Desert
February 18 - March 30

Investigate the desert environment and discover the adaptations that allow desert plants to survive in such an extreme habitat. Learn to safely touch desert plants and practice sorting by their characteristics.
PLANT DESERT PLANTS!

Science Standards (0,2).4.1.1.(1,2) Diversity of Life
2.4.2.1.1 Interdependence Among Living Systems

 Sunflower Supreme
Call: 612-301-1210
$5.50 per student 
plus $50 transportation fee to school

Sunflower Supreme
APRIL 1 - MAY 29

Celebrate spring with hands-on plant science! Use sunflowers to explore plant parts and functions, pollination, life-cycles, and the incredible diversity that is possible in nature. Touch a wide variety of dried sunflower heads and practice describing observations. Plant a dwarf sunflower variety in class and bring home seeds for a giant variety too. Discover how everyone's favorite flower is part of a garden ecosystem ripe for summer-long learning. TAKE HOME SUNFLOWERS!

Science Standards (0,2).4.1.1.(1,2) Diversity of Life
1.1.1.1.2 Compare Observations
2.1.1.2.1 Scientific Inquiry
2.4.2.1.1 Interdependence Among
Living Systems
2.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles

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