The U.S. Botanic Garden is closed Thursday, March 5, 2015 due to inclement weather.
All scheduled programs are cancelled.
The U.S. Botanic Garden developed a plant-based curriculum to assist teachers in self-guided field trips to the Conservatory. How Plants Work: A Guide to Being Green is designed to help students explore four Big Ideas about plants.
Our Teacher's Guide helps teachers and chaperones lead students through investigations as they discover the intriguing life, structural design, adaptability and resourcefulness of plants.
While trekking through the different habitats in the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, students will encounter living examples of how plants work and see four Big Ideas in action:
How Plants Work is not about creating a list of facts and figures. Instead, the intent is to challenge students to explore, think and come up with their own questions and conclusions about how plants work and the various ways plants impact human life.
Using the Curriculum
Each Big Idea area is explored by:
Managing Your Class Visit
Depending on your use of How Plants Work, allow anywhere from one to three hours for your visit.