Plant Comparison Diagram Project

One way to learn more about plants is to compare them.

Compare the milkweed plant with another plant by constructing a diagram like the one on the right.

Gather the facts on:

scrap paper,
a tablet or a notebook,
in a digital text doc. (txt) or
a word processing document(s).

Consider a diagram that compares butterflies and moths.
Note the structure. All the similarities are listed in the center of the chart. The differences are listed in columns on each side.

These web resources will be helpful in finding facts about plants.

PLANTS database | Plant facts | How Plants Grow | Chicago Botanic Garden | Wildflower Plants | Milkweed & Monarch Mania

Make the diagram in a Draw program or in Word Processing using the rounded rectangle, line, and text tools.

Add at least 12 facts total in the columns. Center the text frames in each rounded rectangle. Center the 4 titles. Use 1pt or 2pt weight settings for the lines.

Double chek your speling and keyboarding. ;-)

Coloring rules: Use pale background colorings in the rectangles. When you use yellow colored text on a white background - no one can read it.

Remember that your audience must be able to read the information.

"One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production
without finding food for a rambling fancy." Jane Austen

Pennsylvania Science Anchors
S.A.2. Processes, Procedures, and Tools of Scientific Investigations

S.A.3. Systems, Models, and Patterns, S.B.1. Structure and Function of Organisms
S4.B.3.1.1 Describe the living and nonliving components of a local ecosystem
S8.A.1 Reasoning and Analysis

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