Science and Technology Life Circles
Life Science in the Garden
Trace the life cycles of plants, trees and insects in this hands-on program connecting the cycles of nature with life science in the garden. Students are challenged to sequence the stages of insect and plant cycles as well as identify the interdependence of plants and animals in a garden setting.
K-2: Students explore the life cycles of plants, trees and insects through books, models, and specimens.
3-5: Students search for living and non-living factors in an ecosystem and then observe plants and insects in different life stages.
6-8: Students find biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem and then make scientific observations of plants and insects and identify life stages.
NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
Standard 4: Understands the principles of heredity and related concepts
Standard 5: Understands the structure and function of cells and organisms
Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment
Standard 7: Understands biological evolution and the diversity of life
Standard 8: Understands that the physical properties of things can change
Standard 11: Understands the nature of scientific knowledge
Standard 12: Understands the nature of scientific inquiry
Standard 13: Understands scientific enterprise