Plants: Introduction to the Plant Kingdom Complete Unit Plan Bundle
Introduction to the Plant Kingdom includes a plant powerpoint, plant labs, plant homework assignments, plant quizzes, plant reviews and more.
Thank you for taking the time to preview one of my products. This product contains everything you need to teach a thorough and complete unit to a typical biology or life science class. This product is a bundled pack of materials to be used when teaching a biology unit on “Plants: Introduction and Classification”.
No biology class is complete without a survey of the Kingdom Plantae. In short, life could not exist on earth without the plants. Plants are the producers in every food chain. Plants carry out photosynthesis, producing organic compounds from inorganic compounds. The plant uses much of this glucose as a source of energy, but a portion of the glucose is passed up the food chain. This sustains life on earth. Not only do plants produce food for all heterotrophs, they also provide the oxygen that fills our atmosphere.
This is one of the “must-teach” topics in a biology class. With the use of many colorful and engaging photographs, my students respond favorably to this topic.
This complete teaching bundle contains 10 separate products bundled into one digital download. When appropriate, I have included each product as a Word document, and I have also included each product in PDF form.
The unit includes at least two weeks of teaching materials. More time may be needed if all of the included labs are used.
Each of these products is sold separately in my TpT store, but buying the entire unit in one download will save you money. If these products were purchased separately, the total cost would be $35.75. I am selling this bundled package of products for $26.50, a saving of 25%.
All products have answer keys included.
The bundled unit contains the following. Click on each link below to see a detailed product description and to download a free preview of each product.
1. A 97-Slide PowerPoint with Notes for Teacher and Student
2. A 130-Slide Review PowerPoint
3. Lab: Liverworts, Mosses, and Ferns
4. Lab: Transpiration in Plants
5. Lab: Diversity in the Plant Kingdom (A Living Plant Lab)
6. Homework Question Packet of 99 questions
7. A Set of 3 Quizzes
8. A set of 2 Crossword Puzzles
9. Graphic Organizer Study Aid
10. Unit Test of 100 Questions
Topics covered by this Unit:
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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