The lesson plan for SOL 3.8
We would have the students be broken into groups and they would be assigned a different phase of a subject. For our specific lesson, we chose plant life cycles. So after they are assigned a phase, they learn about it and they can decide a key concept from their phase to print and then teach the class about. The groups will go in chronological order and the teacher will have the end phase. We have a flower and it has all the parts.
Examples could include seeds, stems, leaves, petals, roots, the sun or sun rays, and chlorophyll.
You could use this lesson with any of the other subjects in this specific SOL
The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. Key concepts include a) patterns of natural events such as day and night, seasonal changes, simple phases of the moon, and tides; b) animal life cycles; and c) plant life cycles.