We can't think of a better way to learn about various families of flowers than to have kids use one of each to create their own bookmark. Simply place the label next to the corresponding flower, fold over the contact paper, place a ribbon through the top, and you have a bookmark with a purpose!
Ages 6 and up.
Unit Goals and Concepts:
- Develop a general understanding of plant and flower classification.
- Showcase 4 beautiful pressed flowers in a hands-on project - the flower bookmark.
- Present information on the basic parts of a flower.
- 4 pressed flowers for each bookmark - yellow viola, red verbena, purple viola, and Mexican heather.
- Contact paper strips, ribbon, and flower labels to complete the bookmark.
- Our exclusive instructor's activity guide that details the project, while a reproducible page offers a visual representation of the different flowers, some fun facts and more. Loads of instructor activity ideas are included as well.
General: National Science Education Standard NS.K-4.2 and NS.K-4.3 Physical Science and Life Science.
Content Standard B: Properties of Objects and Materials (K-4)
Objects have many observable properties, including size, weight, shape, color, temperature, and the ability to react with other substances.
Content Standard C: The Characteristics of Organisms (K-4)
Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
The Life Cycles of Organisms (K-4)
Plants closely resemble their parents.
Specific (California standards):
(K.2a) Students know how to observe and describe similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of plants.
(1.2a) Students know different plants and animals inhabit different kinds of environments and have external features that help them thrive in different kinds of places.
(2.2d) Students know there is variation among individuals of one kind within a population.
(3.3a) Students know plants have structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
(5.6a) Students classify objects (e.g., rocks, plants, leaves) in accordance with appropriate criteria.