Update: October 11, 2012
Please Report
After You Plant:
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Explore and Wonder
Your tulip bulbs have arrived and you're ready to start digging...but wait! Use scientific skills to weigh, measure, and draw your tulip bulb and learn more about its structure.
Turn your questions into experiments in the garden.

Today's Report Includes:

Image of the Week
gardeners in Russia
Credit: Elena Grigorouk
A First in Russia
News: Gardens Appearing
drought in Montana
Credit: Steve Paulson
Credit: Marta Knick
Planting on PEI
Credit: Alexandra Dekerf
Planting Early Digging Placing
measuring in Ohio
Credit: Tessa Gilmer
spacing the bulbs
Credit: Yvonne Martin
Planting crew
Credit: Colleen Hester
Measuring Planting Working Together
Explore: The Tulip Bulb

Your tulip bulbs have arrived and you're going to bury them in the garden. Before you plant your bulbs, take time to explore!

Measure and draw your bulb. Record your observations, then find out how your bulb compares to others.

Now get to know more about each part of the bulb. Use this step by step slideshow to learn how each part has a unique function for this amazing plant storage structure.

Introducing the Project with booklet and slideshow
Inside and Out

Teacher instructions
Experiment: Explore How Variables Affect Plant Growth
Review the importance of controlling variables in a scientific experiment as you discuss why protocol is necessary for test gardens.

Then ask questions. Explore how different variables might affect a tulip's growth by asking "What if..." then make time to plant an experimental garden.


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Student Journal
REPORT to the Map

After planting, report your garden "PLANTED" and you will see your garden on the map!

Tulip Test Gardens: North America
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More Journey North Lessons and Teaching Ideas!

The Next Tulip Garden Update Will Be Posted on November 8, 2012.