Animated Step-by-Steps® are animated PowerPoints designed to address literacy, language, AAC and a host of academic goals. Each page includes a series of animations. Read the text up to the star … click … and see an animation of what you just read.
Is Air Important for Plant Growth? is an Animated Step-by-Step Science Experiment that is available in three formats. This is the SymbolStix Version (n2y). Please note that this PowerPoint file does not translate well into Keynote. Symbols are added as a group after all the page animations have been triggered to avoid 'stealing' attention from a 'literacy first' agenda.
This resource explores the role that air plays in plant growth. A bean is planted in two plastic cups, each half full of soil. After watering, one bean cup is placed in a sealed ziploc bag from which all the air has been removed using a drinking straw. Both cups are placed side by side on a window sill and are given an equal amount of measured water across several weeks. Students are encouraged to document the progress of both beans (No Air Bean, Air Bean) and are encouraged to draw conclusions based on their observations. If all goes well with the experiment they should be concuding that plants need air (more specifically carbon monoxide) to grow.
This resource can be displayed on the 'big screen' (interactive whiteboard, large screen TV using Apple TV) or the 'small screen' (computer monitor, iPad/Android tablet using the free Microsoft PowerPoint app). Please visit the Animated Step-by-Steps blog for further information regarding the creative use of Animated Step-by-Steps®. http://animatedstepbysteps.blogspot.com