Activity

Garden journal

Summary
Keep a daily journal of your garden: what is planted, how they are growing, and any experiements done.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Classification of Living Things, Biodiversity (1, 3)
Biology: Life Cycles (2)
Biology: Food Webs, Ecosystems, Biomes (3, 4)
Materials
  • Pages for journal
  • Rings to bind journal
Procedure

Keep a journal of what is planted in the garden and other activities related to gardening. Include photos, recipes made from plants and notes on planting and the growing plants.
If it is in a binder, loose pages of drawings/graphs etc can be easily inserted.
Students can take the journal home.

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teaching site
New York Botanical Garden