Ch 27: Plant Biology & Structure - Middle School Life Science: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The plant biology and structure unit of this Middle School Life Science Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the structure and various functions of plants. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our Middle School Life Science Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about what a plant is comprised of. There is no faster or easier way to learn about plant biology and structure. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about stems, leaves, roots, spongy layers and pollination.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a life science curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a plant biology and structure unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Plant Biology and Structure Unit Objectives:

  • Understand the classification of various plants, such as dicot, vascular, monocot and nonvascular.
  • Analyze the basic construction of a leaf, including the spongy, epidermis and palisade layers.
  • Examine the roles of stems and roots within a plant.
  • Review the importance of nitrogen fixation in the growth of plants.
  • Identify the makeup of male and female flowers.
  • Find out how plants are pollinated.

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