Plants in the Springtime

I always look forward to spring, even with all the pollens and allergens going around in the air. Springtime is fresh and bright, and although I love the quietness of winter, I’m always happy to see things turn green.

 

Our Pathfinder’s class centers around Plants in the Springtime. We’ll be talking about all the things that happen to plants when spring rolls around – because of the longer days, there is more heat to circulate the water throughout the plants. The water soon mixes with the simple sugars made from photosynthesis, and the plant is able to generate its own food once again.

 

During class, I plan to let all the kids examine the newly budded flowers and trees around the nature center, and we will make several crafts to help us think about and process how plants wake up after a long winter’s sleep.

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