This is for an assignment in a college graduate course.
Good Morning, Class! I'm Mrs. Hayes. Today, we will be learning how to plant a seed, take care of it while it is growing, and watch it become a flower. You will be writing about what you see, as it changes into a flower.
Did you know that flowers start out looking very differently than what you see here? (Camera pans slowly to picture on display & back to speaker)
(Child enters scene) This is my friend, Aidan. He's going to help me demonstrate how to plant the seeds. (Camera focuses on child entering scene)
Aidan, will you please show the packet of seeds? (Close up shot of seeds)
The first thing that Aidan will do is to make a hole in the soil with the small shovel (or gardening tool). (Close-up shot of making hole in soil)
The next step is to open the packet of seeds & place each seed inside the hole. (Close-up of pouring seeds into hole)
After Aidan has dropped the seeds into the hole, he will cover the seeds with more soil. (Tight shot of covering seeds)
Can you guess how many days it will take for us to notice changes in the flower pot? (close up of child's expression)
About 9 days after we plant the seed, the plant begins to grow up! (long shot of the scene, showing #9)
If the temperature is right (tight shot of child checking thermometer) & we water the plant enough (but not too much), the seeds will open. Then a small root will break out of the seed & start growing! (Close-up of picture)
O.K., Aidan, go ahead & give the seeds a drink of water, so they will begin to grow. (Zoom-in on the water being poured)
The plant's roots are growing under the soil to absorb water & nutrients from the soil. A plant stem will appear & leaves will begin to grow on the stem of the plant. (close-up of photo)
A flower will bloom from the tiny buds. (Close-up shot of flower photo)
And, insects, like bees & butterflies, will be attracted to the scent or smell of the flower. The insects will carry a yellow powder, called pollen, to other flowers to help make new seeds. (Tight shot of photographs)
Then, the life cycle of a plant starts all over again! I hope that you have learned how to plant a seed & start your own garden. Happy growing! (Long shot of ending scene)