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Below is a sample breakdown of the Plant Biology and Structure chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday|| Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot and Dicot Plants; |
Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers
| A look at the seed leaf and the differences between vascular and nonvascular plants; |
An examination of how the cuticle and epidermis protect the leaf
|Tuesday||Roots and Stems: Structure and Function||An exploration of the xylem, cambium and phloem|
|Wednesday||Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans||Creating usable ammonia from unusable atmospheric nitrogen|
|Thursday||Flowers: Structure and Function of Male and Female Components||The types of flowers, and the differences between complete and incomplete flowers|
|Friday||Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships||How animals and wind assist plants with reproduction|
1. Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot & Dicot Plants
Plants may not seem like the most interesting things around, but they are definitely useful. In this lesson, we will explore the basic classification of plants and the unique characteristics of each group.
2. Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers
Leaves may look pretty in the fall when they are changing colors, but they also provide many necessary functions for plants. In this lesson, we will explore the structures and functions of leaves.
3. Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans
Almost 80% of our atmosphere is nitrogen, but we can't use it. We will look at how this unusable nitrogen is converted into a form we can use and why nitrogen is important to plants and humans.
4. Flowers: Structure and Function of Male & Female Components
In this lesson, we'll look at the parts of a flower and learn their functions. These natural beauties provide indispensable services to the plants they adorn.
5. Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships
Ever wonder why bees are attracted to specific flowers? We will look at why certain animals are drawn to certain plants and other methods of pollination in this lesson.
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