After our field trip an option for the students could be to post a reflection on our class blog! As the teacher I would initate and model what my overall observations were for the field trip. I would also list a questions which the students could respond to. This gives the students a chance to integrate technology into their projects and have an opportunity to be exposed to blogging. Time would be alloted in class for all studentds to access the computer, ecspecially those who do not have one readily available!
My overall experience at the Fullerton Arboretum was eye opening. We were able to see desert plant life to woodland environments. I loved transitioning from these two drastic environments and could tell instantly we were entering a new plant community just by the difference in temperature and moisture in the air. The desert area was hot and the plants were sparse while the woodlands provide shade and was very cool. Another interesting fact was the varying size of leaves in the different communities. The tropical forest had VERY large leaves while the chapperle had small leaves.
As a student, please note 2 interesting facts which relate to our recent projects on plants, their environments and what we saw at the Arboretum!