Plant, This Is Your Life!

Individuals select a plant, illustrate it in their journal, record observations, and create a life story for their plant that accounts for its features and any unique properties. Using these descriptions, a partner attempts to locate this same plant.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask participants to craft both informational journal entries and a narrative for their plant and discuss the differences between these two writing forms
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity requires either a school garden or access to a campus area that contains a variety of plants
  • To extend the activity, have individuals research their plant and compare their observations to the information available online
Pros

  • The activity encourages close observation and clarity of description
  • Detailed directions are included in the packet
Cons

  • None