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Our field diary

The field diary.

We are arriving at the end of the project. Along it we have learnt lot of aspects of plant so now you can consider yourselves as experts with lot of knowledge. At this moment we offer you the opportunity to show all your achieved knowledge and to reflex about it in a field diary. This is an instrument the biologist and investigators use to take notes of their investigations and its conclusions. 

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Create our final product

2 lessons

We are going to create a Field Diary in which we are going to collect all the different learnings we have achieved along the project.

Content of the Filed Diary

Your final product may include all this aspects:

  • The thinking routine KWL (don't forget to do also the L part to express all what you have learnt during this project)
  • The glossary (if you don't want to use you the chart created you can display the information in other format)
  • The mind map about the plant reproduction. 
  • The  video about plant respiration and plant nutrition.
  • The four cards about flora in our country.

Finally we will include a final section in our field diary to reflex about our learning process during the project. We are going to use the technique of the "Metacognition Ladder" by Robert J Swartz. Let's answer the following questions:

  • What have I learnt?
  • How did I learn?
  • What was the easiest? What was the most difficult? What was the newest?
  • How will I use this learning?
  • How can I improve my learning?

We can use this template of the Metacognitioin Ladder (download in editable odt formatdownload in pdf).

ICT Tools

First of all we have to decide how we want to show it:


This task will be evaluted with the rubric to assess a field diary (download in editable odt formatdownload in pdf).

Thinking about my learning

It is time to reflect about your learning today. Remind that everyday at the end of each lesson you will write on your Learning Diary asking the following questions:

  • Date.
  • What have I done?
  • What problems did I have? How did I solve these problems?
  • What have I learnt?
  • How can I improve my learning for the next lesson?
  • Do I want to learn a bit more about something?

Your teacher will check it and give to you some feedback to help your improvements.