May 24, 2022

Interactive NGSS Phenomena Resource

By Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The Garden comes to your classroom!

Our Interactive NGSS Phenomena Resource is a collection of media taken from around the Garden that can be utilized to enhance your lessons.  Whether you are looking for up close footage of pollinators using our native plants or seeing before and after photos of fire recovery, this virtual resource has several local phenomena resources that can help build your student’s understanding of the natural world.

Interactive NGSS Phenomena Resource

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Phenomena List:

Pollinators & Flowers: Explore flowers from our Pollinator Garden to observe ways insects interact with our native plants
Responses to Sunlight: Examine time-lapse and video footage to see how sunlight ‘moves’ plant
Rain Events: Analyze footage and weather data of past winter storms to better understand the power of rain
Fire Recovery: Compare photos of areas taken directly after the Jesusita fire with ones captured 10 years later to see how native plants recover from fire
Riparian Zones: Observe footage of Mission Creek and its plants to build understanding of Riparian Zones and adaptations
Waterways: View Mission Creek from above to explore the relationship between streams and plants

Watch the video below for a brief overview of how to use this resource:

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