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Plant Trackers!

Contest & Activities | Observing Plant Life Cycles

GRADES 3–6

How do plants know when to bloom? Engage your students with the science of phenophases, the stages in a plant’s life cycle that are triggered by changing seasons. Students will use our reading passages and resource sheets to gain key vocabulary and make connections to climate change, then observe plants outside or through photos—for a chance to win $1,000!

PLANT OBSERVATION
STUDENT CONTEST

Perfect for remote or classroom learning! Students will choose a specific plant to observe like a scientist, using writing and drawing to record key details. Get started with the lessons and activities below. When you submit their entries, both you and your students have a chance to win amazing prizes!

CONTEST INFO ENTRY FORM

Deadline: April 26, 2021


AMAZING PRIZES


GRAND PRIZE, GRADES 3–4

  • Student: $1,000
  • Teacher: $1,000

GRAND PRIZE, GRADES 5–6

  • Student: $1,000
  • Teacher: $1,000

HOW TO ENTER

All entries must be submitted by 4/26/21.

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 4/26/21 and received by 5/5/21.

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Scholastic Inc., Budburst Plant
Trackers Contest
ATTN: Space 3-226 (SNP)
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. Eligibility: Open only to Eligible Students currently enrolled in grades 3–6 in the 50 US (or DC). Entries may only be submitted by the students’ teacher or parent/guardian, who must be 18+. To enter, have students complete the entry form found at scholastic.com/budburst. Entry period: Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on 4/26/21 and mail-in entries received by 5/5/21. Prizes: the two (2) winning students, one (1) winner from grades 3–4 and one (1) winner from grades 5–6, will each receive $1,000 (ARV: $1,000), the two teachers of the winning students will each receive $1,000 (ARV: $1,000). See Official Rules at: scholastic.com/budburst/rules.

Family Activity

Extend the learning by sending home these fun activity ideas. Families can create a plant puzzle, grow a bean in a jar, and more!

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For additional terms and conditions, please visit scholastic.com/snpsurveyrules100. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Fully completed surveys to be completed by 4/30/21 in order to be eligible to receive $50 worth of American Express gift cards. Five (5) winners will be selected at random from among all eligible surveys received. Promotion is open only to recipients age 18 or older who teach or who have a child enrolled in grades 3–6 and who are residents of the United States (one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia).

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