Science Standard: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narratea single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order inwhich they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.Skills/concept: listening, speaking, and writing skillsObjectives: Children will use marks or symbols to represent their understanding.The teacher will then create a web with the students that includes things such as: life cycle of asunflower starting with its planting process. children will then retell the steps by drawing pictures(containing each step) in chronological order.Materials needed: Books: Pencil, paper, scissors, crayons, book “Zinnia’s FlowerGarden” by Monica Wellington and “Sunflower House” by Eve Bunting.
Science Standard: Students know how to observe and describe similaritiesand differences in the appearance and behavior of plants. Students knowhow to identify major structures of common plants.Skills/concept: For children to understand the differences between growingplants with and without sunlight exposure.Objectives: The students willa.) Describe how seeds grow to be a plantb.) Recognize and collect data from plantsc.) Examine the plant closely to determine how long it takes to growd.) Know that plants have stems, leaves, roots and seeds Activity: Growing their own SunflowerMaterials needed: cups, soil, natural sunlight, sunflower seeds, water
Science Standard: Health/ Cooking Nutritionhealth concepts and practicing health-enhancingbehaviorsObjectives: The children will be able to identifyparts of plants and trees that are edibleActivity: The children will identify the basicparts of the sunflower that are edible andthey’regoing to label it on the picture. Also the childrenare going to prepare a salad using the ediblepart.Materials needed: Sunflowers, markers,poster of a sunflower, a bag of shelledsunflower seeds and a bag of pre-washed
Key Skill/Concept: Number and operation standard Specific Math/Science Standard: Count with understanding and recognizing "howmany" in sets of objectsObjectives: Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships amongnumbers, and number systemsActivity: The children will be playing an easy fun game of filling the seed head withpetals. Materials needed: - construction paper- scissors -glue -dice
Topic: Sunflower’s Key skill: Self, socialinteraction, and relationships Objective: Take initiative inmaking new discoveriesidentifying new solutions andpersisting in trying to figurethings out. Question: What are somedifferent kinds of sunflowers?
Home to plant collections from all over theworld, including many rare and endangeredspecies, The Arboretum also houses outdoorhistorical landmarks representative of themajor phases of California history.Mission is to cultivate our natural,horticultural and historic resources forlearning, enjoyment and inspiration.
Key Skill/Concept: Self, socialinteraction, and relationshipsObjectives: Children will learn toparticipate positively andcooperatively as group members inorder to have a hands onexperience of seeing a sunflower inits natural habitat.
Location301 North Baldwin AvenueArcadia, CA, 91007Just south of I-210, Foothill Freewayat 301 North Baldwin Avenue,Arcadia, across from the SantaAnita Race Track.HoursMain Grounds9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., grounds close at5:00 p.m. The Arboretum opens at 8:00am for members.Please note that the grounds are closedon December 25th.Arboretum LibraryTuesday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.AdmissionAdults $8.00Students and Seniors$6.00Children Ages 5-12$3.00Children under 5 free Members freeVisitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.Admission free on the third Tuesday of the month (Notram on these days.)Cashiers can accept payments of cash, and personalchecks from California.There are NO CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS at this time.The tram costs $4.00 per person and operates Saturdayand Sunday at noon; 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The schedule issubject to change so please call in advance of your visit(626) 821-3222.
We believe that Sunflowers are a great topic forchildren; These flowers are pretty and well-recognized also serve as a food source for manygarden friends. When the buds open, they’re loadedwith pollen and nectar for bees and other beneficialinsects to snack on without harming the plant. Infact, these visitors are actually helping the flower bypollinating it. This is very beneficial to your gardenbecause it is an opportunity to teach the kids a greatlesson! Once sunflower petals wither, the head turnsinto seed that becomes a wonderful food source forbirds, or you can cut the heads off and dry the seedfor a healthy snack yourself.