Students will collect, press, mount, and label plants from their surroundings to create a Herbarium. There will be a total of eighteen plant samples, from three different categories of plants. Students must collect three native plants and three introduced plants from each category. The categories are grasses, shrubs and trees. The creation of the Herbarium will demonstrate student understanding of plant characteristics, plant origin, and plant classification.
Please see sample for the exact assignment overview. (simple document alignment is incorrect but actual document is correct) This assignment is super easy to set up and conduct with students. The assignment also helps reinforce the concept of plant characteristics, plant origin, and plant classification in an engaging hands-on way. The assignment is in a word doc that can be altered to class need. The document also comes with a rubric in science and a student pacing guide. The student pacing guide is a teacher for understanding along the way.