Whether you are conducting a science unit on the life cycle of the plant or planting seeds to give Mom a lovely Mother's Day gift, this unit is a lot of fun. This animated PowerPoint science project is part of an ongoing series of recipes, crafts, poems/songs and science projects designed to serve as a vehicle for reinforcing literacy in the classroom. Although content was originally designed to capitalize on interactive whiteboard technology, the files work beautifully with the free Microsoft PowerPoint app for the iPad. Now the Animated Step-by-Steps can be more easily used in activity centers. Visit the Animated Step-by-Step blog for information on how to get your Step-by-Steps ‘up and running’ on your iPad and further information on how to use this resource in your classroom.
In addition to the obvious emphasis on literacy, numerous early math concepts can be easily incorporated as ‘teachable moments’. The series is equally beneficial and engaging for classrooms serving regular and/or special education students. Students learning English as a second language can also benefit from these unique resources.