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Parts of a Plant -  Centers for the Week of September 27th


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From WatchKnow (Approved: begamatt), produced by Kerry Matthews
The students in Mrs. Matthews science class have been studying plants this week.  They have been learning the parts of a plant, parts of a flower, parts of a seed, and various jobs a plant has.  The students work through six centers throughout the week.  The centers include (1) an art activity about pollination (2) an A.R. book about pollination (3) several interactive websites about the growth of plants and how plants respond to light and gravity (4) an art activity about the life cycle of a plant (and how a flower turns into a fruit) (5) a multiple choice game called "Can-Do!" and (6) a crossword puzzle and flashcards.  The students also have an ongoing experiment about moldy bread.  They have been discussing the different variables in the experiment and are observing the mold under a microscope.  They've learned that mold is NOT a plant because it does not make its own food.  (03:53)
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Parts of a Plant and Pollination Lesson Plan This lesson includes 6 centers and several interactive websites. The kids particularly loved the "pollination" art activity this week. Unfortunately, I do not have that in PDF form. I hand drew the finger puppets and the outline of the flower for that activity. But you could create something similar. Students need to begin to understand that a flower has a male and female part. This will be very important in a few weeks when you teach the difference between sexual reproduction and asexual reproduction. Kids think flowers are "asexual" - but pollination is "sexual". :) begamatt 08/18/2011
Plant Parts and Processes - Flashcards 8 Flashcards about the parts of a plant and their different jobs. These are DEFINITIONS only. Students cut out and write answers on the back. begamatt 08/18/2011
Parts of a Flower Power Point - Pictures only This power point does NOT match the flashcards. They are simply close-up pictures of the various parts of a flower. Great for discussion. Images are also shown of a flower turning into a fruit at the end of the power point. begamatt 08/18/2011
Pollination Power Point This power point does NOT match the flashcards. Close-up images and descriptions are provided on the process of pollination. Great for discussion. begamatt 08/18/2011
Plant Centers This document includes the directions that were provided to the STUDENTS during their centers for the week. Directions are simply stapled into a folder. And the folder is passed from one table/group to the next as they rotate. Students actually pass their centers to the next table. Students do not actually "rotate" with their bodies. Cuts down on time wasted and unwanted movement. begamatt 08/18/2011
Parts of a Plant - Power Point with Answers This is the answer key to the flashcards. begamatt 08/18/2011
From Flower to Fruit - Power Point Students seem to have a hard time understanding that a flower turns into a fruit. The more we can show them, the better. Then students will understand that a FRUIT is also an example of "sexual" reproduction. It is actually the product of sexual reproduction. This will be important in a few weeks when you teach on sexual vs asexual reproduction. begamatt 08/18/2011


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wdavis1941@aol.com on 08/10/2012 07:10 AM wrote:

Thanks for sharing Kerry.  It is obvious your move to  WATCHKNOWLEARN was their gain but CENTER HILL ELEMENTARY's loss. Great video of your classroom with a super example of learning centers.
Consolation:  value to thousands  who 'watch/know and learn' to be better teachrs. Thanks.