Build a Plant

In kindergarten we learn the parts of a plant–flower, stem, leaves, and roots. By completing a Children’s Engineering design challenge where the students have to build a plant out of the materials provided, they will be given the opportunity to use skills in each area of the TIP chart. Students could research in advance by using the Proscope to explore different types of plants, as well as by participating in a teacher directed research lesson using non-fiction books. The students would then work in groups to build the plant using assorted recycled and craft materials. Students could share their creations using Photo Booth, taking photos with iPads, or using digital cameras. The teacher could share the students research and final projects with parents and other classes through the use of a classroom blog or website.