Tulipmania – Growing Flowers to Share

Unit of 2 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Science
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

 How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good? 

Unit Overview 

Learners study plants that reproduce through corms, rhizomes and bulbs. They describe the positive effect that flowers have on people and analyze motivations for giving time, talent and treasure. The learners grow potted plants and give them as gifts to local nonprofits. Students increase their understanding of local service organizations and participate in the process of matching resources to community needs.

Service Experience 
Learners will examine the local community and determine what service organizations would benefit from a gift of flowers. The learners will share what they have learned about forcing blooms with the recipients of their potted flower gifts.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Tulipmania – Growing Flowers to Share
Lesson 2 of 2
Grades: 
6
7
8

The learners will reinforce their knowledge about the abiotic factors necessary for plant growth by planting and caring for bulbs so the needs are met and the plant flourishes. The resulting potted flower will be a gift that the learner will share along with the knowledge they have acquired about bulbs and bulb forcing. By identifying local service organizations, learners will increase their understanding of local service organizations and participate in the process of matching resources to community needs.