A carpenter bee (lower center) surrounded by four different species of bumble bee. Note the absence of hair on the abdomen of the carpenter bee. Carpenter bees (family Xylocopidae) often resemble large bumble …
Purpose: To determine the effects of growing plants close together vs. growing plants farther apart.
Materials: Six medium-sized pots, 10 bean seeds, potting soil, water, ruler, large measuring cup, desk lamp, pencil.
Procedure: Fill all pots with an equal amount …
Blueberries are the most widely grown fruit crop in the United States. Blueberries are well-suited to organic culture, and good markets exist for organically grown blueberries. The production guide, Blueberries: Organic Production by the Natonal Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, addresses …
What words have you learned during your study of blueberries? Use this Word Search Puzzle to find the words at the bottom that are associated with blueberry consumption and production!
(For Grades 3-8)
Ultimately, all life on Earth depends on plants to provide food, shelter, and oxygen for other living things. Consequently, plant reproduction is crucial to all other life on this planet. The first step in plant reproduction is …
Interpret the links between pollination and food production.
1. Explain to your class that most of the foods we eat (one out of …
Describe the complementary relationships between pollinators and the plants they pollinate. Identify adaptations that flowers have developed to “encourage” pollination.
Pens, pencils, crayons.