This week we are dwelling in the world of flowers and plants. I told the children I knew a “scientific illustrator” – a person who draws illustrations of nature. We had our own bean plants growing and I took one and displayed the roots, stem, and leaves. I told them we were going to be “scientific illustrators” and draw/label a flower plant. We looked at photographs in books at the parts of real flowers and compared it to our bean plant.
They were so excited when we began drawing. They kept telling me more to add to the drawing – such as the sun, dirt and rain! One student inquired, “How do the plants stand up with out falling over?” We observed the plant we had removed from the soil. “What do you think?” It was amazing – they knew! It was the root system that “anchored” the plant.
Materials needed: sharpies and cardstock for the drawing, watercolors
Here’s how to draw this illustration: