Plant Kingdom Task Cards | Printable and Digital

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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This set of 79 enrichment, reinforcement, and review task cards for your lessons on the Plant Kingdom will ensure that your students have mastered the concepts. Both printable and digital versions are included. The questions cover all the topics you would expect to find in a traditional high school biology textbook, including the evolution of plants from water to land, classification of land plants, reproduction of plants, nonvascular plants, and vascular plants. A detailed list of the topics covered can be found below.

Both printable and digital versions of this resource are included. The student handouts and task cards can be printed or used in the paperless digital format in your Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, or similar.

Both Google Slides and Google Forms versions are included.

Suitable for life science and biology students in grades 9 - 12. This resource is perfect for traditional classroom settings, 1:1 schools, or for distance learning.

What is included in this resource?

  • A set of 79 FULL COLOR, printable, and editable task cards.
  • A set of 79 LOW INK, printable, and editable task cards.
  • 5 printable Full Color diagrams used to complete select task cards.
  • Paperless Digital Versions for use in Google Drive, Google Classroom, and/or Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Google Slides version (not editable)
  • Google forms version (editable)
  • A student answer sheet for recording answers.
  • Blank task cards so that you can add additional questions.
  • Teacher Guide containing tips, directions, and suggestions.
  • A complete teacher answer key.
  • A teacher answer key PowerPoint that can be used to go over answers with the students.

Task cards are a fantastic way to enrich or reinforce lessons, review difficult concepts, or provide extra practice for the struggling student. The student reads each card, performs the task, and records his/her answer on the included student answer sheet.

From the moment of purchase, you will be ready to use your task cards in just a few minutes. Simply print the sheets of task cards on card stock paper, laminate, and cut the cards apart. The cards look best when printed in color, but they can easily be printed in black and white.

This set of 79 task cards on the Plant Kingdom covers the following concepts and topics:

  • Introduction to Plants:  Characteristics of plants and the plant life cycle (alternation of generations.)
  • The Transition of Plants to Land:  Ancestors of plants, advantages to living on land, problems of living on land, evolutionary solutions that allowed plants to thrive on land.
  • Traits of Terrestrial Plants:  Alternation of generations, spores produced in sporangia, multicellular sex organs, apical meristems, vascular tissue, nonmotile gametes, a root system, protection from dehydration.
  • Classification Differences Between Nonvascular Plants and Vascular Plants:  The presence (or absence) of xylem and phloem, bryophytes, tracheophytes, seed plants, seedless plants, gymnosperms, angiosperms, monocots, and dicots.
  • Characteristics of the Bryophytes
  • The Liverworts:  Characteristics, reproduction.
  • The Mosses:  Characteristics, reproduction, students will label a life cycle diagram of mosses.
  • Ferns - The Seedless Vascular Plants:  The evolution of vascular tissue and its importance to life on land, detailed explanation of xylem and phloem
  • How ferns are adapted to a life on land, but not completely adapted as a seedless plant.
  • The Fern:  Characteristics, reproduction, students will label a life cycle diagram of ferns.
  • The Seed Plants:  Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
  • Seed Plants: The advantage of reproduction free from water, adaptations that allow for reproduction without water.
  • Cones, Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds
  • Characteristics of Gymnosperms
  • Characteristics of Angiosperms
  • Monocots and Dicots

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Total Pages
137 pages and slides
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Teaching Duration
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