The Daffodil and Tulip Project
This year students from
parts of the world will plant Daffodil and Tulip bulbs. During the same
week in November (November 20-30, 2008) we will plant Daffodils and/or Tulip bulbs.
We will share with each
about the temperature, latitude and longitude and many other things
related to growing bulbs in our own country.
A special story about Daffodils
and changing the world - one flower at a time!
Miss Rumphius a story about creating beauty shared with us by Yu-Han, from TMUE, Taipei, Taiwan.
We looked up to
see the latitude
and longitude of each town to see
where they were in the world. Use this link to understand LATITUDE
and LONGITUDE. We
looked them up on a map too. View
the world from from 35785 km up. See where it is day time and night
time. If you have a website we
can link to about your school and the project please post that too and
we will "hook it all up together!"
We are part of
an online network of teachers and students from around
the world that collaborate on projects together and try to build
bridges between people and make the world a better place. If you
are members of IEARN you can join
School Website from Mrs. Collette and Mrs. Hedtler's Class
If you find helpful information about planting, or stories related to
the flowers post in the forum and we will continue to build our
Asking the Questions:
See if one of these articles will help you think of the questions that could go with the Daffodil and Tulip Project.
Designing Effective Projects: Curriculum Framing Questions
Tips for Teachers - Asking Good Questions
Framing Essential Questions
Creating Essential Questions
Inquiry Based Science
Climate Change and Flowering Plants:
Beautiful Lilacs Tell a Tale about Climate Change.
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
Gardening with Kids:
Kids Gardening - Great resource for teachers and families about working with gardens with children.
How do 21st Century Students Learn:
TeacherTube has some great ideas and resources from teachers. Here is a presentation done about how students learn in the 21st Century. Maybe you will add something to TeacherTube
Lesson Plan Templates:
You may have a certain way that you like to create lessons. There are many helps online.
On this page there are several kinds - including Technology Integrated Plans and Science Lessons - You might find something helpful.
This page comes from Kennesaw State University. There are some great ones here too.
Tulip World is an organic bulb farmer who has a website and offers tips and ideas for growing tulips and daffodils.
The following subjects will be described:
- Flower bulbs in the garden (preferred type of soil, location, sun or shade);
- Planting of bulbs, depth and distance;
- Lifting or not? Harvesting;
- Planting in pots;
- Forcing bulbs;
- Cut flowers
Project Budburst: This project has lessons about planting and tracking blossoms. They are not ready for us to join but I think you can get some great lessons from this website.
At BubbleShare, we know that photos are more than just static images. Every photo is a story - an adventure, a piece of solitude, a relationship, or a tall tale. BubbleShare's mission is to help you tell your story using fun Web-based tools that make your photo sharing experience easy and entertaining.
Simply put: You have stories, and we want to help you tell them.
If you think sharing photos is a pain, then you're not alone. It takes time to register, fill out a profile, upload and arrange your photos, and to show them to the folks you care about.
We built BubbleShare to make it simple for you to share your photos and tell your stories.
Skype allows users to communicate in real time all around the world.
A great article about why SKYPE is important for teachers
Time Around the World:
WORLDTIMESERVER provides correct and current time in any world time zone, country or major city. Accurate adjustments for Daylight Saving Time ( or Summer Time ) are made according to each location's rules and laws. No matter what time zone a country or city is located in, this is your top choice for a clock resource site.
Journey North Gardens has lot of resources for our project - it only focusses on the US but I think there is much we can learn from their lessons.
Weather lessons and website.
Writing in Science Field Journals:
How Does My Garden Grow? Writing in Science Field Journals
Read Write Think offers great ideas for teachers (and their students) here is one that will fit right into our project!