The plant kingdom power point covers plant characteristics such as cell type in adults, alternation of generation, vascular tissues, male and female gametes, flowers, root systems and geographic locations.
The major plant clades are covered in order of how they most likely evolved or complexity. Mosses, Liverworts, Hornworts & Bryophytes, Ferns, Gymnosperms: Conifers, Cycads, Gingkoes, Angiosperms. A two page plant kingdom chart goes along with the power point and an answer key of the chart filled out. This lesson can take about two class periods, possibly three depending on how long your classes are.
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Texas Biology TEKS:
(5) Science concepts. The student knows how an organism grows and the importance of cell differentiation. The student is expected to:
(B) examine specialized cells, including roots, stems, and leaves of plants; and animal cells such as blood, muscle, and epithelium;
(8) Science concepts. The student knows that taxonomy is a branching classification based on the shared characteristics of organisms and can change as new discoveries are made. The student is expected to:
(A) define taxonomy and recognize the importance of a standardized taxonomic system to the scientific community;
(C) compare characteristics of taxonomic groups, including archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.
(12) Science concepts. The student knows that interdependence and interactions occur within an environmental system. The student is expected to:
(B) compare variations and adaptations of organisms in different ecosystems;
NEW GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS:
MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. [Clarification Statement: Examples of local environmental conditions could include availability of food, light, space, and water. Examples of genetic factors could include large breed cattle and species of grass affecting growth of organisms. Examples of evidence could include drought decreasing plant growth, fertilizer increasing plant growth, different varieties of plant seeds growing at different rates in different conditions, and fish growing larger in large ponds than they do in small ponds.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include genetic mechanisms, gene regulation, or biochemical processes.]
MS-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. [Clarification Statement: 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.]