This package of learning activities allows the presentation of major aspects of plant systems and adaptations to the students. Concepts such as excretion, immunity, gas exchange, tropisms, growth hormones, photoperiodism, transport/transpiration pull and adaptations for plant defense are included in this learning package. Pdf documents are accompanied by editable word files allowing you to tailor this information to your specific teaching style or student needs.
Specifically this set of learning activities includes the following materials:
-- Curriculum Correlations sheet to the NGSS, Common Core and NY Living Environment Performance Indicators and Major Understandings
-- Marzano self assessment scale with learning goals
-- Plant Systems and Adaptations Completion Notes (18 pages) and associated teaching PowerPoint (80 slides)
-- Plant Systems Exam with answer sheet and answer key (8 pages-- 16 pages total)
-- Web source list for Plant Labs, Plant structural images and Animations
-- Transpiration Animation
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
Common Core State Standards Connection:
SL.11-12.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
Living Environment Core Curriculum Performance Indicators and Major Understandings
Performance Indicator 5.3
Relate processes at the system level to the cellular level in order to explain dynamic equilibrium in multicelled organisms.
5.3a Dynamic equilibrium results from detection of and response to stimuli. Organisms detect and respond to change in a variety of ways both at the cellular level and at the organismal level.
5.3b Feedback mechanisms have evolved that maintain homeostasis. Examples include the changes in heart rate or respiratory rate in response to increased activity in muscle cells, the maintenance of blood sugar levels by insulin from the pancreas, and the changes in openings in the leaves of plants by guard cells to regulate water loss and gas exchange.
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-- Life Processes and Introduction to Classification Learning Activities
-- Cell Structure and Function Lesson Activities
-- Membrane and Membrane Processes Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Biochemistry and Enzymes Lesson Activities
-- Human Nutrition Learning Activities
-- Human Circulation Learning Activities
-- Immunity Lesson and Lab Activities
-- Human Respiration Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Cell Respiration Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Human Excretion and Human Locomotion Learning Activities
-- Nervous and Endocrine Systems Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Meiosis Lesson Activities
-- Reproduction and Development Lesson Activities
-- Plant Systems and Adaptations Lesson Activities
-- Photosynthesis Learning Activities
-- Plant Reproduction and Development Lesson Activities
-- Classical Genetics Learning Activities (Mendelian and Beyond Mendel)
-- Introduction to DNA, RNA, Protein Synthesis and Biotechnology Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Evolution Lesson Activities
-- Ecology Lesson Activities
-- Human Ecology Learning Activities
-- Complete NY State Living Environment Regents Review Packets with Answers
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