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Keywords:  Plants, Leaves, Seeds, Seed Dispersal, Photosynthesis, Pollination, Germination, Phototropism, Biomass, Biogas, Biofuel

 

All 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 IQ?   

Name 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? 

Sunflower Growth Chart. How tall is your sunflower today? How tall will it be tomorrow or next week?  Track your plant as it grows. 

How 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? 

Watch Me 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 your sunflowers. 

Sunflower Expressions.  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) (grades: 1-4).  If you can add or multiply, you can calculate how many sunflowers Vincent Van Gogh painted when he was in France. 

An 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?

Follow 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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