April 2021 Spark Activity!

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April Spark Question


It’s Spring time, which means it’s time to plan that community garden! Investigate different types of plants that you can grow in your garden – that are local to the area and sustainable within your school or backyard. Find out more by scrolling down!




GreenLearning’s Spiral Inquiry Model







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April SPARK ACTIVITY


Communicate & Take Action

Communicate results with your peers and take action to improve!


Analyze

  • How will I know I was successful?
  • What was difficult about this task?
  • What can I improve on in this process?
  • What can I take away from my research that can be used to make in my life or others?

Hypothesis

  • What will your garden look like? How big is it going to be?
  • What kind of plants are you thinking of growing? Will you plant any beautiful flowers? Or are you only considering to plant fruits and vegetables?
  • How will you plant fruit and vegetables, will you stagger them in a way to account for the ones harvestable early and those harvestable late?
  • Look into co-planting—plants that assist each other with the nutrients they consume and give off!

Explore

  • Technology
  • Local plants and when to plant them
  • Seed types and requirements
  • Soil and compost
  • Building supplies and watering
  • Location

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