Understanding the local flora

Shilpa Singh
1 week
Critical thinking, Problem Solving
Remember, Understand, Application
No
Understanding the local flora
Objective 1: This activity will make the students observe and explore the local wild flora in their region and make them understand as to why that type of flora exists in the areaObjective 2: Students will learn to map the forests and the type of vegetation that grows in their State
Students will slowly be introduced to find the connect between local vegetation of their region and climate type. It will give them an insight on how climate plays a role in the type of vegetation that grows in a particular region
Map of the state your school is situated in
Scrap book
Dry leaves collected from wild trees

Step 1: Students should be given this task a week before starting the chapter on vegetation. They should be asked to collect 2-3 types of leaves of trees growing in wilderness in near their houses or school campus.
Step 2: As them to tabulate the leaves they have collected in the following way:
Leaf Sample        Tree Name        Physical appearance of the Tree                   Type of Vegetation
1.
2.
3.
Step 3: Ask them to map areas which are covered with forests or the various national parks that fall in their State and Vegetation type that covers those forests
Step 4: As a teacher to make the discussion more interesting and to create curiosity you can further ask questions like
Where in India do tropical evergreen and tropical deciduous forests occur? Name the states.
• Which type of forest dominates most part of India?

why do you think leaves are of different shapes as compared to other regions in the country.

Reference Links: http://www.ucnrs.org/host/curricula/plants/nativeplants.html
Where in India do tropical evergreen and tropical deciduous forests occur? Name the states.
• Which type of forest dominates most part of India?
why do you think leaves are of different shapes as compared to other regions in the country.
Why do you think leaves are shaped in a particular way?
Does it have any connection to the climate of the region?
Clearly explained, Complete, Knowledgeable, Methodical, Informative

The activity can be broken into three sepearte activities- 1. types of leaf 2. Native and Non native plants 3. Climate and vegetation. But everything has been deliberately clubbed in coz this is an example of integrated learning where multiple subject knowledge is getting applied by the children.