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Creating Plants

Create plants and write about them.


  • Students use writing processes effectively.
  • Students write to communicate ideas and information effectively.
  • Students describe patterns of structure and function in living things.
  • Students create and communicate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas using knowledge of structures and functions of visual arts.


  • Have the students take pictures of different plants.
  • Import the pictures into Kid Pix.
  • Allow students to edit the pictures and create their own plant.
  • Write sentences about the plants.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.B.1.1.2
  • LA.B.2.1.3
  • SC.F.1.1.2
  • VA.B.1.1.4

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies.
  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Practice responsible use of technology systems and software.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.


  • Digital Camera
  • Kid Pix
  • AppleWorks


  • Students could create their own digital garden, putting all of the plants together on one computer, bulletin board or web site.
  • Students could research their plants on the Internet.

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