Botany<br />After completing ALL of the activities on the Virtual Botany Field Trip Blog…<br />View this presentation and choose one of the three follow up activities to complete. Share them with your classmates.<br />Clips from that presentation are shown at the top of some slides to refresh your memory.<br />
Botany<br />Choose One of the following 3 <br /> choices…<br /> Who am I cards<br /> Map<br /> Story<br />
Choice 1<br />Botany virtual field trip<br />Student Follow Up Work<br />Create Who Am I Cards and give your classmates the lesson.<br />
Create the lesson<br />Botany<br />Describe 5 photos or drawings of plants you found in your neighborhood and share the drawing or photo, along with a description of the plant. You need to use encyclopedias, books, and the internet to find your information. <br />The following website is a great place to start.<br />http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/species.php?c=plants<br />
Create the material<br />Type or write (neatly) the description on the bottom of cardstock. Cut these apart so you have a set of five descriptions (one for each plant you have researched.)<br />Type the name of the plant on another piece of card stock. This should be bigger and bolder than the definition.<br />
Attach the photos<br />Attach your photos or drawings to card stock (or, print them on card stock). Each photo or drawing will match up to one of the definitions. Be sure to write the correct plant name on the BACK of the definition card AND the photo/drawing cardso your classmates can check their own work!<br />
Put the work on the shelf for your friends to try!<br />
Choice 2<br />Botany virtual field trip<br />Student Follow Up Work<br />Create a map of the southwest and place photos of the plants where they are found.<br />
Botany<br />Create the lesson<br />Research where the plants in the Botany Virtual Field Trip Presentation are found. You may need to do some research for this!<br />The following website is a great place to start.<br />http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/species.php?c=plants<br />
Create the material<br />Trace the southwestern United States and Mexico by using the North America puzzle map. Using the photos from the Botany Field Trip presentation, print, cut out and place them on the map where they are found. <br />
Botany<br />share the material<br />Place your map on the wall for other children to view. Share your findings on circle. <br />
Choice 3<br />Botany virtual field trip<br />Student Follow Up Work<br />Write a story about the desert, the plants and animals that live here. Make sure to include facts about the animals and plants from your virtual field trip. <br />
Things to include<br />What is a desert?<br />Name some plants that grow here.<br />Name some animals that live here and their habitats.<br />Why is there so little rain here?<br />Create a fun story, based on research, to read to the class!<br />
References<br />Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum (2011) Education and online learning. Retrieved April 10, 2011 from<br />http://www.desertmuseum.org<br />College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (2011) The University of Arizona. Retrieved April 11, 2011 from<br /> http://www.ag.arizona.edu <br />Desert Botanical Garden (2010) Retrieved April 10, 2011 from<br />http://www.dbg.org<br />Photo credits:<br /> All photos taken by Laura Altmaier unless otherwise specified.<br />
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