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October 24, 2016

 

 

For 10/31-11/4

 

Workshop activities

 

1. Craft – Sun Prints: sun-sensitive paper art

 

2. Key Points – Old Mandrake Game - herbs and what they're used for

 

3. Collaborative - Dichotomous Key - how scientists identify plant species

 

4. Writing - Anagrams - discover the flower anagrams

 

5. Math/Logic – Fibonacci Sequence - make a visual representation of the sequence

 

6. Character Connection – Random Acts of Kindness - play flower fairy

 

7. Big Activity - Cells - make edible cell models

 

8. Movement – Photosynthesis Relay Race - experience the process of photosynthesis while running!!

 

 

Quests to do at home:

 

  • Do some secret fairy service.

  • Make a chart that shows what everyone's favorite fruit is.

  • Herbology- Professor Sprout will teach you all about the magical properties of plants. Make an herb garden.

  • Discover local wild plants that are edible.

  • Experience more about the dichotomous key: http://www.nps.gov/grca/forteachers/upload/Natural%20History.pdf (scroll down)

  • In Minecraft, plants don't grow without light. In real life, plants need sunlight in order to grow. Using sunlight, a plant will use photosynthesis to make it's own food. Make a diagram to show how photosynthesis works.

  • Make the cell model out of various colors of construction paper.

  • What are your favorite plants? Are they actually edible?

    • http://fortune.com/2014/11/04/best-selling-fruit-us/

    • http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-delicious-vegetables-v1?var=12&utm

  • Learn more about cells: https://youtu.be/VBz4_-jZyPo

  • Write puns.

  • Make a two-sided diorama. Take two pieces of paper (tagboard is preferable), fold them in half, then you glue one side of each paper together, forming a wall between the two other halves. It looks something like this: __/\__. This creates a two-sided diorama. On one side of the page you put a scene from the beginning of the book and on the other side a scene from later in the book. For example, the first scene could be Harry arriving at the Dursleys', the second could be Harry arriving at Hogwarts.

  • Make leaf prints.

  • Make a mandrake: http://offbeathome.com/diy-mandrake/

  • Paint with organic materials.

  • Make a diagram to show seed germination.

  • Paint tree cookies.

  • Press flowers.

  • Explore more anagrams: http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/04/lp336-03b.shtml

  • Do some nature journaling: http://www.cnps.org/cnps/education/curriculum/

  • Write a biopoem: http://novelinks.org/uploads/Novels/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets/Writing%20Strategy.pdf

  • Write your thoughts about this quote: “It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - Rowling

  • Experience an interactive photosynthesis activity:

    • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/photosynthesis.html

    • http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/photosynthesis

    • http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/photosynthesis/photosynthesis_game.html

    • http://www.quia.com/rr/216175.html

    • http://www.biomanbio.com/GamesandLabs/PhotoRespgames/phorespgame.html

    • http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/sciencenews/

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