Resource DVIA: Grade 1 - 2: Flower Observation and Sketch
DVIA: Grade 1 - 2: Flower Observation and Sketch
  • Created By Jose Arias
  • Description:
    Get a closer look at flowers in your garden, in a family or friend's garden, or in a public place where wild or cultivated flowers are growing. Remind your child to look carefully for all kinds of flowers; some may be subtle colors or even green. Encourage him/her to look at them closely, noticing the colors, shapes, and textures of their different parts. Ask questions like "How are the colors different on different parts of the plant?" and "What do you notice about the shapes of the petals?"

    Comparing Flowers: Invite him/her to compare two different types of blossoms: "How are they different?" and "How do some of their parts look the same?" Invite him/her to look inside and underneath the flower, where it connects to the stem. What does he/she notice? Invite him/her to smell the flower. Does it have a smell? He/She may be surprised to learn that not all flowers have strong scents.

    After the observation, have your child sketch different flowers in the document provided. Your child should also write words to describe the flower.
  • Purpose:
    Students will:
    - observe different flowers
    - sketch and describe flowers
  • Targets: Student, Parent, Teacher
  • Standards:
  • CS.SCI.1.LS.2.a
    1st Grade
    CS.SCI.1.LS.2.b
    1st Grade
    CS.SCI.2.LS.2.f
    2nd Grade
    CS.SCI.2.LS.2
    2nd Grade
    CS.SCI.2.LS.2.e
    2nd Grade
    DCIV.SCI.2.2-LS4-1
    2nd Grade