Davis, Dorothy
April 2005
Science & Children;Apr/May2005, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p28
Academic Journal
The article focuses on an online educational program, Journey North, in which second-grade kindergarten students of Ashland City Primary in Ashland City, Tennessee, participated. The programme enabled students to track the blooming of tulips in the spring season. The idea was to create two tulip gardens on school grounds. Students would explore their own questions. Teachers were trained in a special workshop giving them information on planting tulips, soil investigation projects, and history of tulips. Students learned that tulip bulb needs plenty of water but cannot stand in water. Students worked in groups and completed planting in a single day in November 2004. They asked questions arising in their minds and recorded their predictions of when they thought their tulip would bloom. The first tulip bloom was seen in March 2005. Student learning was assessed throughout the investigations. Students' questions kept guiding the project and helped them get involved.


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