Blueberries: Science Scavenger Hunts

Flower and Fruit Scavenger Hunt (Grades K-2)

Read “Blueberries Grow on a Bush” by Mari Schuh. Go on a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood looking for flowers or fruits. Notice if they are growing on vines, bushes, or trees. Draw what you find in a journal.

Standards:

  • GSE Standard S1L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals
    • a. Develop models to identify the parts of a plant—root, stem, leaf, and flower
    • b. Ask questions to compare and contrast the basic needs of plants (air, water, light, and nutrients) and animals (air, water, food, and shelter).
  • GSE Standard ELAGSE1RI2: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Name a Berry Nature Hike (Grades 3-5)

Go on a nature hike in your neighborhood. Bring along a trail guide or resource for plant identification like “Berries, Nuts, And Seeds” by Diane Burns. Look closely when you spot a berry, nut, or seed. See if you can use the observable traits including the bark and leaves to identify plants you find.

Standards:

  • GSE Standard S4L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about organisms.
  • GSE Standard ELAGSE4RI1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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