Ready, Set, Bloom: Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C.

by  DC Area National Parks and Partners

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Celebrate springtime with your students by joining park rangers for a virtual education program about Washington, D.C.'s famous cherry blossom trees. Discover the historic significance of the trees, the math and science behind determining peak bloom, and consider how we all can help protect these natural resources.

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30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

no max

Primary Disciplines

Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)


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DC Area National Parks and Partners

Rockville, MD
United States

National parks and partners in the Washington, D.C. area are collaborating to offer a variety of programs for 4th and 5th graders.  Choose from science and history topics that fit your curriculum needs.  Explore with your students the amazing resources around the nation's capital.

William Schrack

Program Details


1. Introduce cherry blossoms
2. Short story about the history of DC's cherry blossoms
3. Interactive tree activity
4. Graphing activity
5. Short video about the trees
6. Questions and answers


The students will:
--explore the history of D.C.'s cherry blossoms
--create a graph about cherry blossoms
--learn about how trees work
--consider ways to protect the cherry trees

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RI.3 -- Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
CCSS.MATH.1.MD.4 -- Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
CCSS.MATH.3.MD.3 -- Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in wh
CCSS.MATH.6.SP.5 -- Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:
ESS3A 3-5 -- Natural resourcesTBD

State Standards

VA state standards:
Probability and Statistics: 3.15, 4.14, 5.16, 6.10-11