Literacy through Art, Science, & Social Studies
Science centers are a wonderful way to foster student interest and curiosity. Collect materials and solicit help from your students' parents to create a classroom plant press, or two, that will last a lifetime. They are made of pine shelving, bolts, washers, wing nuts, and cardboard. It's a project a lot of dads like to do, who can't normally help in the room.
Your students can press leaves, flowers, and bugs (dead ones, of course) for multiple purposes, such as
Specific, step-by-step directions, illustrated with photographs,
are included so that students, as well as adults, will be able
to make these lovely tools. The cover image is included in
Word format so that it may be resized to fit smaller presses
(the standard image will fit 8"-10" boards).