to the Parts of Plants
web tutorial! This site was designed for children in grades 2 and
3 to teach them about the different parts of plants. By exploring
this site, children will learn about the following parts: roots, stems,
leaves and flowers. They will explore each part's important role
in helping the plant to grow and survive.
Children will enjoy using this site for many reasons. First, as
they learn about the various plant parts, they will be using tools such
as digital stories, image maps and podcasting. These tools will
enable them to increase their critical thinking skills. This is
because through the use of images, text, and audio, these tools relate
to the multiple intelligences of this age group of learners . Exploring
these features allows
children to create a
deeper understanding of each parts role in plant survival according to
the intelligences they possess.
will also love this site
because it is interactive. They
can take an interactive plant parts quiz, as well as use interactive
posters and image maps, to help familiarize them with the different
plants. These activities allow students to experience what they
are learning. As they navigate this site, they will be able to
make better sense out of the materials presented and build on the
knowledge they previously possessed. In addition, these materials
are engaging and motivating, instilling a
desire to learn more.
being interactive and
appealing to the multiple
intelligences of learners, this site is also accessible to students
with disabilities. In accordance with ADA legislation, all
images are labeled and all sound files used throughout the site have
accompanying text. This enables all children using this site to
students will enjoy the
overall design of this tutorial
site. The navigation bars and buttons are easy to understand,
giving the user a clue as to which page they are currently
utilizing. The color scheme doesn't include any bright colors and
is very simple. The color of the text compliments the background
colors. The text is just the right size so that students can read
the information being presented. Lastly, repetitive elements
carry throughout each page of the site so students know the pages
belong to the site.
Now that you know a little about this website, let's get started!
If you're a student, click on Roots to begin
learning about the parts of plants. If you're a teacher click on Lesson Plans to see how you can design
your lessons using this tutorial.