To reinforce the names of parts of plants and the different size, shape and feel of each part in different types of plants for students with visual impairments
One thirty-minute period
- Examples of the parts of plants for each student: stems, leaves, seeds, roots, flowers, etc. (If possible, have students collect parts of plants or trees to use in lesson.)
- Braille cards of the parts of plants for each student
- Braille bingo boards prepared with the vocabulary used in this unit.
- Velcro board for each student.
- Tape examples of the different parts of a plant to each child’s Velcro board.
- Give each student braille cards of the parts of plants. Ask them to match the word to the corresponding part on their Velcro board.
- Swap the boards with students who have parts from different species (for example: oak leaf, acorn, or maple seed)
- Discuss with students the similarities and differences.
- Reinforce vocabulary introduced in the lesson by using braille bingo boards. Give children the definition and have them place a chip on the appropriate braille word. Example: Put a chip on the word for the part of the plant that grows down or under the ground.
- All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow. (1-LS1-1)
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