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Spring Has Sprung!

Whether or not it feels like it, it is officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere. For many, the start of spring means digging the gardening gloves and garden tools out of winter storage.
  • Springtime Online
    Does spring fever have your students all a-buzz? Use their boundless energy to help them learn about the bees -- and the flowers and the seeds -- as this week's Education World activities bring spring into your classroom and your curriculum.

  • Journey Into Spring: An Internet Project for Everyone!
    Is it spring yet? Students and teachers participating in Journey North know the answer to that question. And this week, Education World reveals how you can discover it too.

  • Grow a Garden of Opportunity
    Classroom gardens, whether outside or indoors, provide the perfect opportunity to bring life to lessons in science, history, math -- even poetry!

  • Gems from the Garden: Digging Up Activities for All Ages!
    Spring has sprung! As temperatures warm and snow melts, educators search for ways to invite new growth into their classrooms. The Internet is full of hands-on activities for the indoor and outdoor gardener. Plant a seed, design a garden, or investigate the life of a worm -- welcome the new season with those activities and a crop of others!

  • Schoolyard Soil Dwellers: What's Living in Your Schoolyard?
    As a part of an online project called Schoolyard Soil Dwellers, students are digging up their playgrounds to uncover critters that make the land their home. Participants -- students and teachers -- in this creative online project are discovering the rewards of getting their hands dirty and comparing data across the miles! Included: Teachers and students share their experiences with the project!

  • Great Sites For Teaching About Gardens
    Each week, Education Worlds Great Sites for Teaching About page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. This weeks sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about gardens.

  • Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plan: Ecosystems Online
    Dr. Pelham Mead, a technology coordinator at Assumption Academy in Emerson, New Jersey, submitted this week's lesson, which involves creating a Web site on ecosystems.