March 28

Our Next Natural Phenomenon

When I walk in my neighborhood, I pass a bush with twisted branches. Have you come across a plant that grows like this with your children or students? Why would a tree or bush grow in this manner? Brainstorm a list of possibilities. A phenomenon is simply an observable event which drives student inquiry.

Did you notice the catkins? Have you seen catkins on other plants?

“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson
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