Next we watched some real life stop motion videos of plants growing. These videos, some made by professionals and some by amateurs, were a great way to really watch the plant cycle. Students favorite was this one:
As we watched, students exclaimed things like "plants are really alive!", "they look like aliens", and "could we do this?" This technology was an amazing way to enhance our plant understanding.
With all of this background information students were ready to create their own claymation videos to show the life cycle of a plant. Students created backgrounds that included things that plants need (soil, sun,water, and room to grow). These backgrounds were mounted onto an iPad filming tool and then students used clay to photograph their plants growing. Some groups began editing these movies in iMovie and soon we will have some awesome videos to share!