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Activity

Math and plants: counting and graphing petal number

Summary: 
Count the number of petals on flowers, record the data collected, and add to a class graph.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Classification of Living Things, Biodiversity (1, 3)
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Procedure: 

Students find the flowers in the images, count the number of petals on several of the flowers (e.g. 5), and record the numbers.
Students can add their numbers to a class chart, to see how there is a common number of petals for each type of flower, but there is also some variability.

Grades taught: 
Gr 3
Gr 4
Teacher: 
Linda Wong
Teaching site: 
General Gordon Elementary