Students groups research the parts of a flower and the pollination process. Each group will compose an organized electronic presentation to share their research.
Students participate on a nature walk during late Spring in their local communities, focusing on taking digital photographs of recently blooming flowers. When returning to the classroom, students research to identify and label any unknown flowers. Using the digital pictures as a guide, students create an artistic representation of the flower(s) and use their Bejeweled Vase to display the flowers in the classroom. Students may also write a summary of the flowers they have created, including such information as where it bloomed in the community, its scientific name, approximate length of blooming time, etc.
Students investigate different vessels throughout history that have been used for flowers, etc. Compare the shapes, materials used to make these vessels, and their various uses.
Invite a local floral designer to speak with the class about working with flowers and their art. Prior to the meeting, have students compose questions for the expert. At the close of the meeting, students post to a class blog their reactions and learning.