To create your U3 Digital Product

Use page 53 of your Global Scholars Workbook (the ‘Make a plan’ worksheet).

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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.

The importance of water

I. Can you label the parts of a plant?

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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.

  1. How do plants tell us they’re thirsty?
  2. How many inches of rain do most garden plants need each week?
  3. What is the process of photosynthesis?
  4. Which of the following nutrients are essential for plant growth: nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus?
  5. Does water help hold up plants so that they can better receive light from the sun?
  6. Does water fill the plant cells and help plants stand tall?
  7. What is the process of transpiration?
  8. What is the process of condensation?
  9. What is the process of precipitation?
  10. 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

  1. the process that helps plants make food using sunlight and carbon dioxide
  2. the process by which water is released from the plant in the form of water vapor
  3. the process by which the water vapor on plant leaves evaporates and joins other water molecules going up in the air
  4. the process by which water molecules come together in clouds as they cool and turn back into the liquid form
  5. 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