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Welcome 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. 

Children 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 parts of 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.

Aside from 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 be successful.

Lastly, 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.

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                              Home      Introduction      Lesson Plans     Roots      Stems     Leaves  

                                            Flower/Seeds     Interactive Plant Map      
Quiz      Credits
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