Use page 53 of your Global Scholars Workbook (the ‘Make a plan’ worksheet).
You will have to create a prezi or adobe spark presentation to share with your peers in the e-classroom. [check this post for last year examples on using these tools]
Your presentation should include:
- A front page slide with the name of your urban farming innovation, your names and your city (Sant Boi / Barcelona)
- A slide with your 3D prototype
- The location for your urban farm (why did you choose it?)
- The benefits of the farming innovation you have chosen
- The crops you will grow (why did you choose them? why do they fit our climate and culture?)
- How you will care for your soil (if there is soil) and How you will access water
- Some challenges you might encounter
- A final slide (what can you include on a final slide?)
Then you will have to present it orally to our class.
I. Can you label the parts of a plant?
Check your answers here.
II. We are going to watch a video about the importance of water.
But, first, let’s see what we know about the water cycle and the basics of how water works to grow food.
- How do plants tell us they’re thirsty?
- How many inches of rain do most garden plants need each week?
- What is the process of photosynthesis?
- Which of the following nutrients are essential for plant growth: nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus?
- Does water help hold up plants so that they can better receive light from the sun?
- Does water fill the plant cells and help plants stand tall?
- What is the process of transpiration?
- What is the process of condensation?
- What is the process of precipitation?
- Do you know what a rain garden is?
III. Now, let’s watch the video so that you can check your answers to the questions above.
IV. Complete the following definitions with these words: condensation / evaporation / photosynthesis / precipitation / transpiration
- the process that helps plants make food using sunlight and carbon dioxide
- the process by which water is released from the plant in the form of water vapor
- the process by which the water vapor on plant leaves evaporates and joins other water molecules going up in the air
- the process by which water molecules come together in clouds as they cool and turn back into the liquid form
- this takes place when the air can no longer hold the liquid in the clouds and the water comes back down in the form of rain or snow