Where have you seen dandelions?
Discuss why they are there and how they survive?
1. Explore the origins of dandelions - name, location, status, plant relatives
2. Explore the parts of the plant. Participants should have a dandelion plant or two for this program.
3. Discuss the benefits of dandelions - animals, plants, humans.
4. Demonstrate and create two quick activities with dandelion flowers and stems.
Questions are welcome any time.
The participant (dependent on grade level) will:
- develop and appreciation of the history of this plant and it's importance to animals, other plants and humans
- explore the parts of a dandelion
- engage in a discussion about their significant adaptations to survive in various habitats
- take part in a couple of activities that use the flower stem.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.1a -- Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.3 -- Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.3 -- Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.SL.3 -- Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1A 6-8 -- Structure and function
LS4D 3-5 -- Biodiversity and humans
LS4D K-2 -- Biodiversity and humans
Grade 3: Growth and Changes in Plants
Grade 4: Habitats and Communities
Grade 6: Biodiversity
Grade 7: Interactions in the Environment; Form and Function