Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Plant Parts And Their Jobs; A Science Foldable




As you are going to discover, I adore foldables. Many of my postings will show the foldables I use in my classroom.

Here is my model for plant parts. To create it, a regular sheet of copy paper (or in the case of my model, cardstock) is folded in half, hotdog (or lengthwise) style. Cut marks are made every 2 3/4 inches, but don't cut it yet, as it will make drawing the flower more difficult. Using these marks, draw a flower in the top section, making it large enough to fill the space. In the next section down, you will need to draw a leaf or two and a bud. The following section is the easiest--just continue the stem and establish the ground line. In the bottom section, draw roots. For my example, I drew fibrous roots because these are the roots my students most easily recognize. Color your image and label the parts. Now, you are ready to cut the sections apart.

Inside, using the cuts as a guide, my students and I fill out the information needed for each plant part, in particular the job of the part. We fill all this out together to ensure students have complete and accurate information.

Once the foldable is ready, students use them to study from and to self test.

Tip: reluctant artists may find free hand drawing a flower intimidating. While I encourage them to try to do it on their own, I do have traceable images they can use if the stress of drawing is too great.

31 comments:

  1. Fantastic!! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Love this! My students are learning about the Edible Schoolyard and this will go along with that perfectly :-)

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  4. could you email me your traceables for the plant science unit?

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  5. Do you have a template that you used? Is it possible to email that to me please and thank you?

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  6. Do you have a template that you used? Is it possible to email that to me please and thank you?
    -Dori Ballard
    dorileeann01 at gmail dot com

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  7. Hi,

    I really liked this post. I wanted to know if you could email me the traceable template. My email is aakreyes.edu@gmail.com. Thank you! ^_^

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  8. I would really love the template you used for this! Email: JMahoney18@gmail.com

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  9. I too would love a copy of the drawings please! :) zcampbell2@norman"dot"k12"dot"ok"dot"us

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  10. Do you have a model that was used? And 'you can email through?
    annam64@hotmail.it

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  11. Would you please email your template too? I'm starting a plant cloning lab in 8th grade and would like to do this as a review of plant structure/function. Thanks much! sfaulkner@eastgranbyschools.k12.ct.us

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  12. would love the traceable too please :)

    amanda.docherty36@hotmail.com
    TIA

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  13. Please send me the traceable images. Love your foldable.
    DMickeyGee@aol.com

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  14. Thanks for the post. We are going to try this tomorrow. Can you please email me if you have a template in case ours don't work? Thanks.
    wheeler_kiya@hotmail.com

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  15. Can I please have the template? My email is swatson@stjschools.org

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  16. Hi, Love your foldable, would you mind forwarding a traceable or a template?

    acuster@ualberta.ca

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  17. Hi I wanted to know if you could email me the traceable template because I need to teach this in a few days...Nice template tho
    gamajr1110@gmail.com

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  18. Hi I wanted to know if you could email me the traceable template because I need to teach this in a few days...Nice template tho
    gamajr1110@gmail.com

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  19. Thanks for the great idea! Could you please email me the template for this? helen.ostermeier@gmail.com

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  20. could you please email the traceable! I am horrific at drawing!!
    thanks, Kat

    k.raney@wilberforceprimary.org.uk

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  22. Would you please email me the traceable? You have done a wonderful job with it. Like for my kids to be able to use and color it. Thanks.
    tkilgore@wisek12.org

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  23. Love this! Would you be able to email me the template for the traceable image please? Thank you!
    suzanne.amaral.18@gmail.com

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  24. hi... this is adorable! can any of you forward it time please? cristy.cabrera@gmail.com ? thanks

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  25. What a wonderful way to illustrate and reinforce parts a plant functions! Could you please email me the template for the traceable image?
    thx:)
    4spaldings@comcast.net

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  26. This is fantastic, would love a copy. chickeyru@hotmail.com thanks

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  27. LOVE THIS! Could I get a copy as well? larue.bridget@gmail.com

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  28. This is amazing could i please get a copy? sheri10cooper@hotmail.com :)

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  29. Hi! Would it be possible to get a copy of the template? Please and thank you in advance! My email is rochaavictor@gmail.com

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  30. I would love to have a copy of the template for this and also the tracing of the plant that you used. My e-mail is pturner@whartonisd.net
    Thanks! and thanks for sharing

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  31. Hi I'd love the template you have for this! calgieri@scu.edu
    Thank you!

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