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The Great Sunflower Project

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Resource:The Great Sunflower Project
Provider:The Great Sunflower Project
Summary:Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision). This website, sponsored by San Francisco State University, wants you to become part of their scientific research team by growing sunflowers, observing and counting the bees that visit them, and reporting the data back to The Great Sunflower Project.
Description:To aid you in this endeavor, they will send you a free PDF file of Bee Identification Cards! Just create an account with a user name and password and you'll be able to download and/or print them out. (Note: You MUST click on the link that comes by email to confirm your account and get your cards.)

When you get to the site, there's a short introduction that explains the program. Basically, they want you to plant Lemon Queen sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) that can be grown in a pot on a deck or patio or in a garden to help identify the effects of pesticides on pollinators and report your findings. Here is a link to one site that sells the sunflowers. This company has offered to "pass along 25% of her proceeds from seeds bought at her website to the Great Sunflower Project. If you use the Coupon Code FR225A and whether you buy Lemon Queen sunflowers to participate in our pesticide research project or some other plants (which you can also use to count pollinators), 25% of the proceeds will be donated to us."

But that's not all! Learn all about sunflowers, gardening, and bees through the free guides, lessons and activities that integrate a variety of subjects (meeting California state curriculum standards) and are designed for students in grades K-12. Access them by clicking on "Explore" and then "Teaching Resources" on the menu at the top of the home page.

Be sure to spend some time at this site clicking the various links - they all lead to amazing content and resources that can be utilized to suit whatever style of un/homeschooling you use.

NOTE: On May 1, 2019, The Great Sunflower project will be featured on PBS Nature - American Spring Live. You can see a clip that they've created to introduce the Great Sunflower Project here.
Contributed by:ClickSchooling ©Copyright 2019, All Rights Reserved, ClickSchooling
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Orientation:General
Subjects:Science
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
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Ages:5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades:K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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