The Water Conservation Garden
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Live from The Garden with Ms. Smarty-Plants!

 

The Water Conservation Garden’s virtual-real time programming offers everything teachers love about our garden field trip/assembly, only virtual. Take an adventure with Ms. Smarty-Plants to discover the magic of plants, our changing environments, and water capture for conservation! Grade specific Lessons are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards, and are designed for grades K-6.

 

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PLANTS AND ANIMALS
Changing Environments-Adaptations

Grades: ES (Grades 3 & 4)

Website:

www.thegarden.org

Contact:
 

smartyplants@thegarden.org

(send an email first, include phone number)

Phone:

(619) 660-0614

Adaptations bring to focus a plant’s ability to survive in San Diego’s climate. Ms. Smarty-Plants shows marvelous examples of plant adaptations during a tour of The Garden. Students will learn about 3 types of plant adaptations: structural, behavioral, and physiological. Students will gain a greater appreciation for the interdependent nature of plants and the environment in San Diego’s semi-arid Mediterranean climate.

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Surviving and Thriving-Seed Dispersal

Grades: ES (Grades 1 & 2)

Website:

www.thegarden.org

Contact:
smartyplants@thegarden.org

(send an email first, include phone number)

Phone:

(619) 660-0614

Discover how seeds travel! Students will learn that a seed needs to be dispersed to optimize its chance of survival. They will analyze the structure of different seeds, and how it relates to their dispersal. Students will discover how seeds travel from their parent plants in search of water, sunlight, and nutrients, making note of characteristics that aid in seed dispersal. Students will participate in a sing-along song in American Sign Language.

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The Magical Parts of a Plant

Grades: ES

Website:

www.funfieldtrips.org

Contact:
smartyplants@thegarden.org

(send an email first, include phone number)

Phone:

(619) 660-0614

The Magical Parts of a Plant inspires little minds to explore the parts of plants in a fun and unique way! This lesson is designed to keep younger children visually engaged and stimulated. Students will learn the most important needs of plants, take an interactive tour of The Water Conservation Garden, and participate in a sing-along song in American Sign Language.

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WATER: Collect it, Move it, Use it!

Grades: ES (Grades 5 & 6)

Website:

www.thegarden.org

Contact:

(smartyplants@thegarden.orgsend an email first, include phone number)

Phone:

(619) 660-0614

Dive into water capture and conservation with Ms. Smarty-Plants™. Students will tour The Garden and learn various methods of collecting, moving, and using rainwater in our landscapes. Through swales, aqueducts, and rain barrels they will learn about the history of San Diego’s water supply, the water cycle, and why water is our most precious resource.

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