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About Sunflowers… Did you know Native Americans used to make flutes out of
sunflower stems and dyes from the seed hulls? Sunflowers have a long and interesting environmentally
friendly past. What’s your Enviro
That Sunflower. There are more than 150 different species of
sunflowers. What kind are you
growing in your garden? See if
you can identify your sunflower using your powers of observation.
What’s In A Name? (preK-K) (grades: 1-2) (grades: 3-4). Most plants and animals have both a
scientific name and a common name.
The common name usually describes some feature about the plant or
animal, something you can recognize it by; for example, a red-eyed tree
frog. Do you know why a
sunflower is sometimes called a sun follower?
Growth Chart. How tall is your sunflower
today? How tall will it be tomorrow or next week? Track your plant as it grows.
Does Your Garden Grow? It takes more than just digging a hole and sticking
seeds or seedlings in the ground to make them grow. Young plants need
extra special care. Do you know what
a plant needs to grow?
Most plants need lots of water, especially during the hot summer
months. How often do you plan
on watering your plant? Use
this watering schedule worksheet to keep track of when you last watered
Many famous artists have drawn or painted pictures of flowers. How do you see sunflowers? Grab some crayons or a paintbrush
and express yourself!
TRY IT - Van Gogh’s Sunflower Series (preK-K)
If you can add or multiply, you can calculate how many sunflowers
Vincent Van Gogh painted when he was in France.
Inspector Kibbutz Adventure Maze. Can you help
Inspector Kibbutz discover the identity of the Sunflower Bandit? He’s hot on the trail, but he’ll
need wings to catch this thief.
Can you solve the mystery?
That Sunflower! Every story has a beginning, middle and end. In this one two young friends find
themselves lost in a sunflower field.
You can be a part of the story, solve the problem and help them find
their way out of the field!
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