Emerging Tulips - How Fast Will They Grow?

February 13, 2019 by Team Journey North

The first tulip tips are emerging. How quickly will they grow and change?

Students examined the emergence of tulips in their school garden in Gilbert, AZ. (Date: 01/28/2019)

Tulips Emerging

Tulips are emerging slowly in the southern regions of the U.S.

New Burn, North Carolina: ”We planted 50 tulips and have seen 5 just start to emerge.” noted Shannon. (Date: 02/07/2019)

Ivins, Utah: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw these first tulips coming through the mulch. I think this is the earliest we’ve had them…but then again, today it’s 55 degrees!” exclaimed Carla. (Date: 01/30/2019)

Tracking Change

Study the map to see where there’s action!

Inspire students to think and act like scientists as they observe seasonal changes in the garden. Use notebooking sheets to record soil temperatures, measure growth, and draw and describe the garden. Provide a workplace where  they can document discoveries and record questions.