Ch 18: Plant Reproduction & Growth Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Plant Reproduction and Growth chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about plant hormones, life cycles and other topics. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Plant Reproduction and Growth 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 Alteration of Generations: The Gametophyte and Sporophyte;
A Moss Life Cycle: Dominant Gametophyte
The life cycles and stages of plants;
The definition and function of moss
Tuesday A Fern Life Cycle: Plant Reproduction Without Flowers or Seeds;
A Gymnosperm Life Cycle: Reproduction of Plants with 'Naked Seeds'
A look at the process of seedless reproduction;
The life cycles and stages of gynmosperms
Wednesday An Angiosperm Life Cycle: Flowering Plant Reproduction;
Asexual Plant Reproduction: Vegetative Propagation and Bulbs
The structure and life cycles of angiosperms;
Plant reproduction that uses only one parent
Thursday Tropisms: Phototropic, Geotropic and Thigmotropic Plant Growth;
Photoperiodicity: Short-Day, Long-Day and Day-Neutral Plants
An exploration of plant movement in response to external stimuli;
The effects of daylight and day length on the flowering of plants
Friday Seasonal Growth Cycles: Perennial, Annual and Biennial Plants;
Plant Hormones: Chemical Control of Growth and Reproduction
The characteristics of these three plant growth cycles;
Plant hormones and their various roles

11 Lessons in Chapter 18: Plant Reproduction & Growth Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Alternation of Generations: The Gametophyte and Sporophyte

1. Alternation of Generations: The Gametophyte and Sporophyte

Even though many plants seem simple, they often have very complex life cycles. We will look at how plants alternate between different life stages as well as the terms used to describe these unique points in their life cycle.

A Moss Life Cycle: Dominant Gametophyte

2. A Moss Life Cycle: Dominant Gametophyte

Mosses are unique because they spend most of their lives with only one set of genetic material rather than the normal two sets. We will look at this cycle and how the alternation of generations takes place in these non-vascular plants.

A Fern Life Cycle: Plant Reproduction Without Flowers or Seeds

3. A Fern Life Cycle: Plant Reproduction Without Flowers or Seeds

Ferns are able to reproduce without using seeds. We will look at how ferns reproduce as well as the pattern of alternating between diploid and haploid life stages.

A Gymnosperm Life Cycle: Reproduction of Plants with 'Naked Seeds'

4. A Gymnosperm Life Cycle: Reproduction of Plants with 'Naked Seeds'

Some plants, such as pine trees, are able to reproduce with unprotected seeds. We will look at the major structures involved in this form of alternation of generations in gymnosperms.

An Angiosperm Life Cycle: Flowering Plant Reproduction

5. An Angiosperm Life Cycle: Flowering Plant Reproduction

When you think of how plants reproduce, you probably think of flowers. We will look at how flowering plants use specialized reproductive structures to complete an alternation of generations life cycle.

Asexual Plant Reproduction: Vegetative Propagation and Bulbs

6. Asexual Plant Reproduction: Vegetative Propagation and Bulbs

Not all plants make attractive flowers in order to reproduce. Some plants will not make seeds and pollen either. These plants have other ways to create new offspring. We will look at a few key methods of vegetative propagation.

Tropisms: Phototropic, Geotropic and Thigmotropic Plant Growth

7. Tropisms: Phototropic, Geotropic and Thigmotropic Plant Growth

Animals aren't the only things that can respond to the environment. While plants may seem inanimate at times, they, too, can respond to the environment in order to better survive.

Photoperiodicity: Short-day, Long-day and Day-Neutral Plants

8. Photoperiodicity: Short-day, Long-day and Day-Neutral Plants

Ever wonder why some plants will bloom in the spring but others in the summer? The length of daylight can influence when a flower will bloom. We will look at how the amount of sunlight regulates when plants produce flowers.

Seasonal Growth Cycles: Perennial, Annual and Biennial Plants

9. Seasonal Growth Cycles: Perennial, Annual and Biennial Plants

We continue to grow and change throughout our entire lives, living through many seasons and years. Plants have different patterns of growth and development regarding seasons, which we will look at in this lesson.

Plant Hormones: Chemical Control of Growth and Reproduction

10. Plant Hormones: Chemical Control of Growth and Reproduction

We most often think of hormones as things that control our actions and development. However, even plants have these chemicals to help regulate growth and reproduction.

Essential Elements of the Plant Life Cycle

11. Essential Elements of the Plant Life Cycle

People need essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins to live and reproduce, and plants also have a set of essential elements for similar purposes. This lesson discusses this subject.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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