Heredity, Reproduction and Life Cycles Unit - 5 Lessons, PPT, Printables & Test

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This 5 lesson bundled unit will fill your classroom with all the information you want your students to know about heredity, reproduction and plant and animal life cycles. It includes 5 individual lessons with the lesson plans included. It also includes a 120 slide animated power point with excellent animations. Your students will love the visuals in this power point! There are also 25 printable student pages that include activities, worksheets, diagrams and a unit assessment plus answer keys for every applicable printable page.

Lesson 1: Addresses the question "How can a flowering plant reproduce?" and addresses the four major parts of a plant, but focuses on going in depth about the flower, the reproductive element of the plant.

Lesson 1 also includes:

- 21 animated power point slides

- 5-E style lesson plan

- Student learning map / note taker

- Plant parts diagramming activity

- Flower parts diagramming activity

- What about the bees? Read, Think and Respond literature center

Lesson 2: "What processes can be found in the life cycles of plants?" This lesson focuses mostly on following the stages in the life cycle of a bean plant and includes instruction for a real world experiment. However, it also addresses other types of plants like conifers and seedless plants.

Lesson 2 also includes:

- 22 animated power point slides

- 5-E style lesson plan

- Student learning map / note taker

- Daily observation tracker for classroom bean growth

- Bean plant life cycle organizer summary outline

Lesson 3: What similarities and differences do the life cycles of various animals have? This lesson focuses on metamorphosis in the life cycle of butterflies and amphibians, especially the frog. However it also address incomplete metamorphosis in insects like the dragonfly. Reptiles, fish, birds and mammal life cycles are also addressed in this thorough lesson.

Lesson 3 also includes:

- 27 animated power point slides

- 5-E style lesson plan

- Student learning map / note taker

- Animal life cycles mix and match activity with picture cards

- Animal life cycles vocabulary review worksheet

- Animal life cycles graphic organizer

Lesson 4: How can animal traits be inherited? This lesson focuses on inherited traits in animals, especially in humans and dogs, but mentions several other animals in a strategic approach to get students to think about heredity and inherited traits.

Lesson 4 also includes:

- 23 animated power point slides

- 5-E style lesson plan

- Student learning map / note taker

- Inherited traits vocabulary word splash activity

- DNA - genetic building blocks read think and respond worksheet / center

- Learning for survival organizer

Lesson 5: How are inherited traits different from learned behaviors? This lesson sums up the unit by discussing animal instincts and how those differ from learned behaviors. This lesson also discusses inherited behaviors that plants have and how they react to stimuli in their environment.

Lesson 5 also includes:

- 28 animated power point slides

- 5-E style lesson plan

- Student learning map / note taker

- Instincts vs. Learned behavior center activity or worksheet

- Environmental characteristics of the Antarctic Penguin: read, think and respond task

- Instinct vs. learned behaviors classifying t-chart summarizer.

I know you and your students will love this unit! This should fill about two weeks for an averaged length science period. No materials necessary, although there are several optional activities that you may want to do that will use lima beans in clear plastic bags, or clear plastic cups with water and food coloring.

Enjoy!

-MrJacksbackpack

Total Pages
155 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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NGSS4-LS1-1
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. Examples of structures could include thorns, stems, roots, colored petals, heart, stomach, lung, brain, and skin. Assessment is limited to macroscopic structures within plant and animal systems.
NGSSMS-LS1-4
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively. Examples of behaviors that affect the probability of animal reproduction could include nest building to protect young from cold, herding of animals to protect young from predators, and vocalization of animals and colorful plumage to attract mates for breeding. Examples of animal behaviors that affect the probability of plant reproduction could include transferring pollen or seeds, and creating conditions for seed germination and growth. Examples of plant structures could include bright flowers attracting butterflies that transfer pollen, flower nectar and odors that attract insects that transfer pollen, and hard shells on nuts that squirrels bury.
NGSS4-LS1-2
Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways. Emphasis is on systems of information transfer. Assessment does not include the mechanisms by which the brain stores and recalls information or the mechanisms of how sensory receptors function.
NGSS5-LS1-1
Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water. Emphasis is on the idea that plant matter comes mostly from air and water, not from the soil.

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