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Activity Description of "Oshibana"

Title Oshibana
Audience biology - all levels
Abstract Oshibana is the Japanese art of making pictures with pressed plants. This concept can be applied in biology and life science classes in the study of monocots and dicots. After the class has studied the characteristics of monocots and dicots (number of cotyledons, number of flower pats, leaf venation, and vascular tissue), introduce your students to the art of oshibana by making book markers, stationary, cards, small pictures that can be framed, etc.
Author Beatrice Sailer
Email bsailer@midpac.pvt.k12.hi.us
Unifying Concept Form and function
Science and Technology Understandings about science and technology
Science as Inquiry Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science Science as a human endeavor, Historical perspectives
Science in Personal and Social PerspectivesNatural resources, Science and technology in local, national, global challenges
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences Structure and function in living systems, Diversity and adaptations of organisms
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