1.)Review the life cycle of mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms.
2.)Review the Powerpoint on the life cycle of mosses, ferns, angiosperms, and gymnosperms.
)This is a free Powerpoint available online.
3.)Download and make copies of "A Key to Common Trees of Alabama" for each student.
4.)Students will take a picture of each plant and load images into a slide presentation or convert to a Powerpoint.
5.)Students will use the booklet from the Alabama Cooperative Extension to identify the plants listed in the worksheet attached. Each student must identify and take pictures of 14 plants. Two of the plants will be of their own choice.
6.)Once the pictures are taken, the students will work in diverse groups of three to four students to load images into a slide presentation or convert to a Powerpoint. The group presentation must include at least 20 different plants. Students must be able to tell at least one fact about each plant in the presentation. Students should be creative in their presentation.
7.)Use the scoring rubric provided by Thinkfinity to grade the plant presentation.
(Read, Write, Think
)Thinkfinity provides links to scoring rubrics on the Read, Write, Think website.