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Improving Math & Science Learning: Flower Power

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Scavenger Hunt

Name: __________________________________

Date: ________________________ 


Your first stop should be the Fragrance Garden. Find it on your map. It isn't very far from where we started.


1. Stop in and take a whiff. Which flower(s) smells the best?

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2. Which flower or plant smells the worst? 

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3. I am the softest plant in this whole garden. What is my name? (Hint: I am named after an animal's body part.)

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4. Which flower or plant was your favorite in this garden? Why? Describe it.

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Next stop is the Cranford Rose Garden. There are more than 5,000 kinds of roses. Take your time to explore. 


5. Which was your favorite kind of rose? Why? Describe the color and the scent.

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6. Which one had the strangest name?

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7. Name and measure the smallest rose bloom? 

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8. Name and measure the largest rose bloom? Use your ruler to measure the length or diameter of the rose.

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Find the Steinhardt Conservatory on your map. That is your next destination. Visit the Trail of Evolution, the Desert Pavilion, and the Tropical Pavilion.


9. Where do you think the Trail of Evolution got its name? Why? Look around for some clues. 

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10. Why do you think these plants and flowers need to stay in the conservatory? What parts of the world do these plants and flowers live in?

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11. Explore the Tropical Pavilion and the Desert Pavilion. Name and describe the strangest plant or flower you've seen in these exhibits. 

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Explore the rest of the garden and find at least 3 kinds of flowers from each family:

Figwort family - Their petals are joined together, forming the shape of a bell.

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Rose family - These flowers are symmetrical with five sepals and five petals.

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Violet family - These flowers have five unequal petals.

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12. Vote on one site that your group has not visited yet and explore it. Where did you visit? What was your favorite plant or flower? Why?

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This lesson is part of Flower Power by Rosemarie Young. 

Grade Levels: 3-5

Subjects: Science, Math and Arts

Beginning Grade Level:  3

Ending Grade Level:  5

e-mail Rosemarie

Lessons:
Inside a Flower
Soil Investigation
Flower Investigation
Fruit or Vegetable?
Where Am I?
Seed Dissection
Flowers Galore
Pollination & Fertilization
Flowers & Their Families
Plant Parts & Their Jobs
Identifying Flower Families through Flower Shapes
Brooklyn Botanical Garden Scavenger Hunt
Bibliography

 

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