| Task | Resources
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You have been studying plants in science. Mr.
Johnke has asked our class to use what we have learned about plants and their
needs to plan a school garden. You and your partner will follow the directions
of this WebQuest task to design and start the school garden.
You and your partner are going to design and plan a school garden. In doing this, you will:
You will be evaluated on each of these components: (click on each to link to the rubric)
Even though you
will be doing the majority of the work in pairs, these three things will be done
individually and graded on an individual basis.
Congratulations. Now you are ready to design,
plan, and start a school garden.
Vegetable - tips gardening pictures
Vegetable seeds, Flower seeds, Plants and Bulbs
Flower Picture Sites
additional sites to help you plan your garden:
Making garden stakes to identify the rows of plants in your garden will help you remember what each plant is.
Use these directions to make a Beanstalk House.
Use this page to help you plan a home garden.
Check out these gardening links.
Learn more about plants and our environment.
Learn more about vegetable gardening.
These can be
used throughout a unit on plants:
Tips for starting a school garden
Green Teacher magazine
Ways to start seeds indoors
More links to kids gardening pages
Kids gardening resources
Persuasive Letter Rubric
Your persuasive letter will be graded 2 times. The first grade will based on the following rubric:
4- Sentences and paragraphs are complete, well-constructed and of varied structure.
3- All sentences are complete and well-constructed (no fragments, no run-ons). Paragraphing is generally done well.
2- Most sentences are complete and well-constructed. Paragraphing needs some work.
1- Many sentence fragments or run-on sentences OR paragraphing needs lots of work.
The second grade will come from the following Writing to Persuade rubric:
4- Ideas were expressed in a clear and organized fashion. It was easy to figure out what the letter was about.
3- Ideas were expressed in a pretty clear manner, but the organziation could have been better.
2- Ideas were somewhat organized, but were not very clear. It took more than one reading to figure out what the letter was about.
1- The letter seemed to be a collection of unrelated sentences. It was very difficult to figure out what the letter was about.
Calculation Chart Rubric
4 - You have completed the chart with the names of at least 4 plants, entered the cost of each, the number you will need and the total cost, all calculated correctly. You have included the price of fertilizer.
3 - You have completed the chart with 3 plants and showing correct calculations, or 4 plants with 1 incorrect calculation. You have included the price of fertilizer.
2 - You have completed the chart with 2 or less plants or have multiple calculation mistakes. You have not included the price of fertilizer.
1 - Your chart is incomplete.
Final Presentation Rubric
Your final presentation will be graded on the following rubric:
4 - You have completed the project using powerpoint/kidpix using minimum 4 slides showing garden design, pictures of plants, overall costs, and tips on care.
3- You have completed the project using powerpoint/kidpix using 3 or more slides, and covering only three of the following; Design, Plant Pictures, Costs, Tips.
2- You have completed the project using powerpoint/kidpix using 2 or more slides, and covering only two of the following; Design, Plant Pictures, Costs, Tips.
1- Your final project is incomplete.