Given a variety of trees, the students will be able to recognize the differences and describe various trees. The students will produce a detailed report of one specific tree OR produce a broader report of multiple trees, based on certain characteristics (leaf structure, bark).
Science 3.1.2 Participate in different types of guided scientific investigations, such as observing objects and events and collecting specimens for analysis.
Science 3.1.4 Discuss the results of investigations and consider the explanations of others.
Language Arts xxxx
What do your students need in a resource or tool?
Groups (but collaboration or cooperation are possibilities)
Home, classroom, computer lab, outside
One hour in computer lab
1 computer (for group work)
20 student computers, Internet access
Content exploration tools
Maximize or extend a students’ ability to create products and to solve problems
What productivity tool(s) could be used? Describe.
Inspiration (concept map)
Taking pictures of trees
Data collection worksheets
Allows students to engage in specific content material (to review knowledge, apply knowledge, or explore new knowledge)
Geography’s Educators’ Network of Indiana
Trees and terrific…Travels with Piere
A Pocket Guide to Trees , by Rutherford Platt, published by Pocket Books
Identify trees website
A guide to deciduous tree knowledge
What content exploration tool(s) could be used? Describe.
Conveyance of information either one-way or through an exchange with two or more partners
Collaboration - social interaction where participants must plan and accomplish something together
Cooperation – students have separate roles in a structured task and pool their data to a specific end
What communication tool(s) could be used? Describe.
Communicate with other students
Local | State | National | Global
Email | Project site | Images | Wiki
Project Bud Burst
Form of learning whereby students create a product or concrete artifact that is the focus of learning
Have each student create their own
Students select one tree and identify ( ThinkQuest )
Tree Video Tour ( SchoolTube )
Interactive Tree Quiz
Diagram a Forest
Complete a ‘Dragonfly’ Activity
Inventory Your Community’s Trees
What production tool(s) could be used?
Which of the tools you identified should be used? How should these tools be used? (Provide a brief description of the activity)