Why do leaves fall colors change?AUTUMN LEAVES AND FALL FOLIAGE
This presentation provides an overview for our upcoming class activities. This science project will account 10% out of 100 of students overall grade Portions of this project will be spent collecting data and research at home and in the classroom. Taking up approximately 1 hour a day for 1 month. This project will be group based. Students are encouraged to participate equally with their classmates. Parents are also encouraged to help their children and are welcomed in the classroom to volunteer or observe at any time.
Our project is called, “Seasonal Changes” and will progress for approximately one month. The purpose of this action plan is to allow students to collaborate with peers and community members to collect leaves during the changing of the seasons from summer to fall. Students will learn the changing of seasons and about photosynthesis. As summer ends and autumn comes, the days will get shorter and shorter, thus giving the plants time to get ready for winter.
The activities in this unit plan will be guided by the following objectives: Incorporating technology into classroom projects. After data and research is collected, students will create a collage of leaves, and will create a power point presentation in their group to show the class what they have learned. Students will work collaboratively to learn about a science unit (chapter 2 Photosynthesis) Students will utilize technology for researching information Students will use Project-based learning to get hands on experience and knowledge about photosynthesis .
STUDENTS WILL CONCLUDE: The way plants turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugar is called photosynthesis. That means "putting together with light." A chemical called chlorophyll helps make photosynthesis happen. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color.
Students will be placed in groups of four. There will be 5 groups total. Each student will be responsible for a part of the assignment. This includes planning, collecting data and leaves, researching factual science information, finding pictures, and creating a power point presentation for the class. At the end of the project, after presenting, the students will evaluate each other based on their group effort. Volunteers are always welcome in our classroom. Especially for this project, adult supervision and interaction is encouraged . Please feel free to come in any time to help in ways such as guest speaking, gathering resources, photography, etc.
BENEFITS OF PROJECT-BASED LEARNING Students will be provided with authentic learning opportunities Allows students to build 21st century skills Promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills Students learn to communicate, collaborate, and work together not only on group activities. They will learn to work as a team while researching, collecting data, analyzing data, synthesizing, and reporting information. Students will learn how to become flexible and adaptable in the future while working under time constraints.
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