Unit 6: Plants

December 15, 2008 to January 16, 2009

Unit Resources

text book

websites or the google notebook

objectives

Overview: Life on this planet would not exist if it weren't for plants -- they supply all food and oxygen. We started by sorting the diverse types of plants into groups and discussing the characteristics of each. Next, we identified the general parts of simple plants and their roles in nature. Looking at the roots, stems, leaves and flowers of more complicated plants showed how logical and efficient they can be. The abundance of plant life all over the globe can be explained by their adaptive reproductive and seed dispersal strategies. A sense of "plant appreciation" should have increased during this unit, as well as respect for our interdependence with those quiet green miracles from which we eat and breathe.

Day

Date
Today's Topics and Activities
Assignment
1
Monday
12/15
Unit Overview
-Bill on Plants

 [13] Unit 5 Test Recovery Form


2
Tuesday
12/16
Plant Topics and Classification
-scanning Blue Book and reading BugEye
-Blue Book 5-2 and 5-3 Q & A (= [2])

[1]
Notes and Quiz from BugEye 358-363

3

Wednesday
12/17

Plant Analysis
-collecting and sorting samples
-finding similarities and differences


none

4

Thursday
12/18

Simple Plants
-build unit 5 packet
-collecting and sorting samples

[3]
Simple Plants Track answer on this form

5

Friday
12/19

Video and Waffles

none

6

Monday
1/5

Transition to Land
-finish writing questions and answers on [2]
-start Bill on Forests (if time)

Read BugEye 374-378
and take notes onto back side of lined paper

7

Tuesday
1/6

Plant Structures
-roots and stems
-leaf layers

[4]
Roots, Stems, and Leaves
due Thursday

8

Wednesday
1/7

Tree Video
-Eyewitness video on Trees
-quiz at end, notes optional


finish [4]
9

Thursday
1/8

Photosynthesis and Respiration
-inverse operations
-Lego models

[5]
Photosynthesis and Respiration

10
Friday
1/9
Tropisms
-growth reactions
-photo, geo, hydro, thigmo

[6]
Tropisms (back is optional xc)

 11Monday
1/12

Plant Part Review/Preview (P1, 3, 5)
-Eyewitness DVD on Plants (worksheet = [7])
go to the Great Plant Escape answer GPE Questions (= [8])
 
none
12

Tuesday
1/13

Plant Part Review/Preview (P1, 3, 5)
-Eyewitness DVD on Plants (worksheet = [7])
go to the Great Plant Escape answer GPE Questions (= [8])

none
13

Wednesday
1/14

 Sexual Reproduction in Plants
-flower parts
-pollination and genetic diversity

[]

Flowers and track id #8711
14

Thursday
1/15

Seed Formation and Dispersal
-seed parts and dispersal methods
-types and components of fruit


Study for test
using the
review game
15

Fri
1/16

Unit Test and Packets
-take test and get corrections
-packet assembly and grades

none

Unused Items

Eyewitness Video


Transpiration and Tropisms 

Fertilization to Fruit


Plant Phyla
(use Bear Chapter 8)

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