1. Go outside. 2. Find 3 rocks smaller than your hand. 3. Tap the button. 4. Arrange the rocks in order by size (you decide the order). 5. Tap the button and take a picture of your rocks. 6. Tap the tool. 7. Using adjectives to describe your rocks, write one word for each rock that describes its color. 8. Tap outside of your label box. 9. Find the and use the style to change your box to have no border and make the letters blue. 10. Tap the tool and write a COMPLETE SENTENCE that describes all three of your rocks. (see example) Click the button OR try the challenge below. FOR AN ADDED CHALLENGE 11. Tap 12. Tap the button and take another picture of your rocks. 13. Measure the height of your rocks using cm. (use an app on your device like 'Measure' OR use a tape measure or ruler) 14. Arrange your rocks in order by height (you decide the order). 15. Tap the tool or the tool. 16. Write each rock's height in a label. 17. Tap outside of your label. Find the . Change your labels to something of your choice. 18. Click the button.
This activity gets students outside and engages them in the environment. It integrates science, ELA, and technology to post an image with accompanying written reflection on completed work. There is a challenge option for high-level students to add an additional page, locate an appropriate measuring device and use it to measure the heights of their rocks. Then they must arrange them in an order, label them with cm (this could be changed to the US standard inches if desired OR use both and do a comparison) and upload this page with their first one.