SPONSORED EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

Plants as Problem Solvers

Science and ELA Lessons and Activities

Grades 6–8

Plant Mash-Up Contest

Students will envision, draw, and describe their own plant hybrid to solve a community challenge.

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The Plant Mash-Up Contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone that entered. The winners will be contacted via email in late March 2021. The winners of the contest will be announced in late April 2021


Amazing Prizes!

Grand Prize Contest Winner:

Student: $500 Visa Gift Card

Teacher: $1,500 Visa Gift Card

Runner-Up Contest Winner:

Student: $250 Visa Gift Card

Teacher: $1,000 Visa Gift Card

Sweepstakes

Student: $100 Visa Gift Card

Teacher: $500 Visa Gift Card

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. Eligibility: Contest is open only to students in grades 6–8 in a public, private, or home school in the 50 US (or DC) that is in compliance with the laws and regulations of its state/district and who are residents of the above. Only the student’s teacher, youth program leader, or student’s parent/legal guardian may submit an entry on the student’s behalf. Entry period: Entries must be submitted between 12:01 a.m. EST on 1/12/21, and 11:59 p.m. EST on 3/1/21. To enter digitally: Visit scholastic.com/bloom. To enter by email: Email the entry to scholasticsubmissions@scholastic.com. To enter by mail: Mail entries to Scholastic Inc., Plant Mash-Up Contest, Attn: Space 3-226 (SNP), 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.. Mailed entries must be postmarked by 3/1/21, and received by 3/12/21. Prizes: Sweepstakes, one (1) randomly selected student will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card (ARV $100), their teacher (or submitting adult) will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card (ARV $500). One (1) Runner-Up student will receive a $250 Visa Gift Card (ARV $250), and their teacher (or submitting adult) will receive a $1,000 Visa Gift Card (ARV $1,000). One (1) Grand Prize student will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card (ARV $500), and their teacher (or submitting adult) will receive a $1,500 Visa Gift Card (ARV $1,500). See Official Rules at: scholastic .com/bloom/rules.

Digital Learning

Check out our interactive digital module to teach students more about the power of plants and fuel their research.

VIDEO

Dynamic video on the history of plants

PLANT DISSECTION

Tool to teach key elements + functions of plants

PLANT MATCHING GAME

Pair plants with the community challenge they can solve

PLANT TRIVIA GAME

Fun way for students to self-assess

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Lessons & Activities

Teach students about plant hybrids, support Plant Mash Up! contest participation, and expose students to plant-based careers.

  • Lesson
  • Posters
  • Activity
  • 2021 Contest Entry Form
  • Magazine
  • Board Game

Teach students about how plants support healthy environments and explore how the disruption of natural resources affects humans and the environment.

Guide students to identify real-world challenges to local ecosystems and to develop solutions to environmental disruptions that put their community’s health and sustainability at risk.

Guiding students to understand how the right plant in the right place can benefit the planet, humans and animals.

Guide students to interact with the digital module and develop original presentations about the power of plants.

What Teachers Are Saying

Curious About Your Students’ #PlantPower?

Check out the quiz at WeAreBLOOM.org to decode your plant personality and theirs. Once you’ve reviewed the WeAreBLOOM website, share the fun with your students.

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For additional terms and conditions, please visit scholastic.com/snpsurveyrules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Fully completed surveys must be completed by 3/11/21 in order to be eligible to receive $50 worth of American Express gift cards (ARV: $50). Five (5) winners will be selected at random from among all eligible surveys received. Promotion is open only to survey recipients age 18 or older who teach grades 6–8 and who are residents of the United States (one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia).