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Students walk through a designated area such as the schoolyard or a local park and choose a plant they wish to observe. After carefully examining the plant, they note their observations following the guided observation process presented in class. This process helps students focus on plant characteristics as a way to enhance both their appreciation and knowledge of plant adaptations and plant diversity. The activity also helps sharpen students’ observation and inquiry skills. Students who choose can take turns introducing the plant they have chosen by presenting the highlights of their observations.
Excellent hands-on activity to introduce the students to the world of plants. This outdoor activity is easily integrated in a science theme about plants. If there are few plants in the schoolyard, you can visit your local garden centre or municipal park to learn more about local native flora. This activity helps sharpen students' observation and inquiry skills.
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