Math 3: Plants of Our Parks

Finding a wide variety of plants is often quite literally a walk in the park.

3rd GradeMath
Elementary and Middle School3rd Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

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ding ding ding trees trees are kind of the MVPs of parks they provide lots of

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shade especially in the hotter months and different sorts of trees have

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different sorts of qualities for example in autumn the leaves of maple trees [large trees in a park]

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change colors from greens to spectacular shades of yellow orange and red it's

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like nature's fashion show another popular tree is the weeping willow not

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only do they both have lovely sweeping canopy but they also have lots of [a willow with a big canopy in a park playground]

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branches that are low to the ground making them really easy to climb which

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is good because it's tough to convince the fire department to bring their fire

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engines and ladder to the park every time you want to climb a tree another common

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kind of plant found in parks is flowers whether they're bright yellow sunflowers [a sunflower in the sunshine]

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or roses that come in pretty much any color you would ever want flowers add

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splashes of beauty to any park plus they weather the elements a lot better than

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any paintings you might try to hang around the park paintings and rain not [raining in the park]

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an ideal pair beyond looking pretty flowers also play an important role in

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the parks ecosystem may attract bees and other insects who go on to pollinate all [a bee pollinating a white flower in a park]

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sorts of other plants and another strike against painting the only paintings that

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tend to attract bees are of honey last but not least we sometimes also find

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vegetables in park some parts have community gardens which allow people to [lots of vegetables growing in a park]

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plant and grow their own vegetables this gives people a chance to learn about

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gardening see how quickly the plants grow and get some free food and as much

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as we like other park fixtures like benches you probably shouldn't take a [a kid hiding behind a park bench]

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bite out of them