Step 1: First group students by partner or group.
Step 2: Allow the students to brainstorm a list of plants that the group will be interested in knowing more about.
Step 3: Now the students will work together to choose a plant to research. During this step, groups should
- take turns speaking about what each child knows about the topic and want to know about the topic
- decide how the group will agree on a topic
Step 4: Students will rotate from computers, to textual resources to gather key details about their topic. Students will use the foldable book to record details. Each foldable page should reflect the following:
page 1- The seed looks like this.
page 2- Here is the seed underground.
page 3- Here is the sprout.
page 4- It looks like this when it's grown.
Step 5: Now the rotations should be complete. Students will need to create a flip book. Students will make a drawing for each page, starting with the seed. Let students know that with a flip book the drawings grow in size to show a plant growing. On each page, a plant picture should be drawn a little bigger than the picture before.
The first page should show a seed.The next page should show a slightly bigger seed sprouting. Now, the next page will show the plant blossoming. The last picture will show a fully grown plant.
Step 6: Each group will present the plant that was chosen to the class. The students will tell two- three key ideas about the plant. The group will also present the foldable books created during the reseach process.