Grades 9-12 Classroom Activities
Below you will find some example classroom activities relevant to the 9-12 grade levels. Click on the icon to view standards associated with that activity. Do you have activities related to PBB that you have implemented in the classroom? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plant Parts/Physiology (9-12)
Invasive plants can crowd out native species, reducing biodiversity and disrupting how an ecosystem functions. Students will learn all about invasives and why they are harmful; they will also investigate some species that have become established in their local community.
Why We Care About Plants (9-12)
Ecosystems and Biomes (9-12)
Plants and Climate (9-12)
Students will plant, care for, and observe the changes in growing plants under conditions of ambient (normal) CO2 and increased levels of CO2. Students will learn about the relationships between CO2, plants, and climate change.
Plant Observation (9-12)
Send students on a scavenger hunt to seek out various botanical features of plants. Students will document their findings with a digital camera and present what they found to the rest of the class. Happy hunting!
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