Spring is a fabulous time of year to observe plants ‘springing’ to life right outside your door. Find a tree or bush that loses all its leaves in the fall and is barren in the winter. Students will love to watch as it grows buds, flowers bloom and eventually produces leaves (and fruit if it’s a fruit tree)!
In this activity students observe the bush or tree as it goes through these yearly stages. Have students observe and draw what they see, as well as record the timing of the process. Print out at least 5-6 copies for each student. Observe when the bush/tree there are still just branches, when buds are starting to appear, when the buds are obvious, when they start to produce flowers and then when the flowers are full, and lastly when the leaves replace the flowers. This is a nice introduction to the purpose of flowers and the plant life cycle.
If you like this activity- check out my other observation books!
Bean Plant Observation Book including life cycle cut and paste
Rock Observations Book- length & weight in metrics & english describe properties
Pumpkin Observations Book, Inquiry Activity and Pumpkin Life Cycle cut & paste
Autumn Fall Leaf Observation & Experiment Inquiry Scientific Method Book
Tadpole Frog Life Cycle observation book
Butterfly Life Cycle Observation Journal/Book
Spring Observation Book & Life Cycles Bundle: Plant, Butterfly, Frog, Rock