Why do you think the orchid is dying?
Discuss: We have an empty square. Can you think of a plant that likes growing in lots of sunlight and but little water?
What do you think is going to happen to the cactus if you water it every day? Why?
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Using paper towels and wax paper, this simple activity shows students how the thick, waxy stems of cactus or the thick leaves of a succulent hold water.
If you have access to any succulents, bring in a few stalks and leaves. Let your students slice the leaves open and see the moist interior.
The pineapple is a kind of bromeliad that you can grow and experiment with in your classroom. Find out how at this site from the Rain Forest Alliance.
At Mystery Science, we couldn't resist adding a bit of style to our grass heads. If your class would like to do the same, you'll find plenty of inspiration online. Your grass head could wear pigtails, a mohawk, or a cute little bow. You can add googly eyes, pipe cleaner eyeglasses, and paper clothes. With a simple makeover, you can make your grass head into a star! The possibilities are endless.
Here are supplies you may need: