The key to success in teaching a unit on any topic is to provide the best instruction possible followed by a good review exercise.
This PowerPoint consists of 130 slides of questions and answers and provides an excellent review for the chapter test. I use this review PowerPoint after completing the material in this unit: Introduction to the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint with Notes for Teacher and Student.
This is NOT a teaching PowerPoint. It is strictly for review purposes. Each slide has one question followed by one answer.
The questions are of varying difficulty levels. Many of the questions are basic and concrete in nature, but many of the questions involve critical thinking and problem solving skills.
PLEASE NOTE: This product is included in my bundled complete unit plan which can be viewed here: The Plant Kingdom: Introduction and Classification. Complete Unit Bundle of Products.
This set of questions is perfect for any type of game format. Students can form groups and compete with one another during the review exercise. The review PowerPoint can also be used in a computer lab with each student reviewing independently and silently.
This review PowerPoint is appropriate for any biology or life science class with students in grades 8 - 12.
Topics covered by this lesson:
1. Introduction to Plants: Importance of plants to life on Earth, definition of a plant.
2. Plant life cycle: Alternation of generations, sporophyte and gametophyte generations, haploid and diploid phases, the production of spores by meiosis, flow chart showing alternation of generations.
3. The Transition of Plants to Land: The algae were the first plants on earth, evidence that algae are the ancestors to the land plants, advantages to a life on land, challenges to a life on land.
4. Cladogram showing the evolution of mosses, liverworts, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms from ancestral algae.
5. Traits of the True Land Plants: Alternation of generations, spores produced by sporangia, multicellular gametangia, apical meristems, vascular tissue, nonmotile gametes, root system, protection from dehydration.
6. Classification of Land Plants: Vascular and nonvascular land plants, bryophytes, tracheophytes, seedless plants, seed plants, gymnosperms, angiosperms, monocots and dicots.
7. Flow chart showing the classification of the land plants.
8. Bryophytes: Characteristics of bryophytes, examples of bryophytes, explanation of why the bryophytes are still tied to a watery existence, bryophytes are nonvascular plants, bryophytes have a dominant gametophyte generation.
9. Example: The Liverworts. Characteristics of liverworts, students will draw and label the structures of a liverwort, liverwort life cycle.
10. Example: The Mosses. Characteristics of mosses, students will draw and label the structures of a moss, moss life cycle.
11. The Seedless Vascular Plants: The evolution of vascular tissue, the importance of xylem and phloem, why ferns are classified as seedless vascular plants.
12. Characteristics of ferns, students will draw and label the structures of a fern, fern life cycle.
13. The Seed Plants: Seed plants are the dominant plants on earth, two groups of seed plants, gymnosperms and angiosperms, the advantage of having a type of reproduction free from water, adaptations seen in the seed plants, cones and flowers, pollen, seeds, the evolution of seed plants.
14. Characteristics of gymnosperms.
15. Characteristics of angiosperms.
16. Comparison of monocots and dicots.
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