This is a 900 slide PowerPoint presentation about roots, water, plant hormones, leaves, leaf identification, photosynthesis, plant tissues, xylem, phloem, dendrochronology, and much more.
This PowerPoint includes built-in class notes (red slides), built-in hands-on activities with instructions and questions, video links, 6 page homework bundle, modified version, answer keys, lesson notes, and much more.
Roots and Water portion of the lesson: The PowerPoint begins discussing how plants are different from people and need different strategies to obtain water and nutrients. Roots and their roles are then described in a series of slides, usually on the underground portion of the plant, lacks buds, leaves, nodes, serves to support, draws minerals, stores food. Next the PowerPoint describes the two types of roots (taproots and fibrous roots are discussed, and a series of questions to demonstrate understanding follows. A neat activity that asks the students to participate in some school weeding of the property to look for various root types. (work gloves are nice for this activity) Root hairs are then discussed, and then why uptake of water is so critical to plants. This is a neat PowerPoint.
Plant Hormones Portion of Lesson:
The PowerPoint begins asking a series of questions about plants know when to do many of the processes that plants do? Plant hormones are described in a series of slides that makes the difficult definition manageable for the students. Plants hormones are then mentioned and information about each hormone is described. Auxin: Promotes stem elongation and bud dormancy. Phototropism: When plants grow toward a light source. An activity then breaks up the lecture that has students bend left and right with instructions for some movement. Gibberlins are then discussed with examples of plants given this hormone vs. plants without. Cytokinin are then discussed with a series of images. Ethylene is then described and mention to the old phrase "One bad apple spoils the bunch" is given a new biologically reference. At the end of the PowerPoint, the students are polled again to see if Plants are much more complicated than previously thought.
Leaves and Photosynthesis: The definition of a leaf is described in a step by step process with many images. A difficult definition is broken down. Students then need to guess the correct equation for photosynthesis. The real equation is presented after in a step by step process. A white board activity has students try and commit it to memory. A video link to a help song is provided. A series of challenge questions put the notes to work. Much more is included.
Leaf Identification Portion: The PowerPoint begins with a picture of a White Oak leaf and students need to describe the leaf. They generally use words like green and large, the next slide reveals some terminology associated with leaf structure. I describe in the PowerPoint how there are thousands of different plant species and a lot criteria is used to identify leaves. Student are then asked make a rubbing of a few leaves using crayons and paper (notebook will work). A series of slides dives deep into features of leaf identification. Common leaves are then describe with little hints to help students remember. Many of these leaves are leaves common to the Northeast United States (Pictures can easily be swapped to trees of your area). Conifer trees are also discussed before the students take a built in PowerPoint quiz that has many of the leaves we have learned. Answers are provided after the quiz. The question is previewed before the answer is revealed so the teacher can call upon students. This is a highly visual PowerPoint that makes identifying leaves easy and fun. I usually go for a walk with the students before the quiz and have students try and identify some leaves / trees around the playground. Also included is a small segment from Ecology Interactions unit that examines relative abundance. A neat extension project would be to have the students learn about relative abundance from the PowerPoint and then fill a tray with local leaves. Students identify the leaves and then determine their relative abundance.
Woody Plants and Plant Vascular Systems Portion: This PowerPoint begins examining the three types of plant tissues with visuals that point out these tissue on the plant. The students are then given a sequence of slides that challenges them to name the correct plant tissue. The definition of a vascular system is then described. Xylem is then presented in a series of slides, Phloem follows in a similar fashion. An activity that has students examine celery and carrots is included with directions built into the PowerPoint. Another demonstration with celery and food coloring is included (results will show for the next class) Woody Plants then begins, and starts with the Pith. A visual of a tree is provided throughout this portion of the PowerPoint and is referenced to often. Heartwood and Sapwood and Cambium follow. Dendrochrology is then described and an activity is provided that requires either tree coring tools and trees, or slices of a tree that can be obtained that shows annual rings. Chainsaw safety slides are covered as I go outside with the students and demonstrate some chainsawing to get fresh samples. A few challenge questions that ask students to determine years of growth etc are provided. Inner and Outer Bark conclude the PowerPoint. This is a great PowerPoint with many great visuals that really help the students learn.
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more.
Botany Entire Unit on TpT Link
This unit includes all of the lessons below in one organized folder....
-Botany Unit Homework, Lesson Notes, Answer Keys, and PowerPoint Freebies
-Introduction to Botany, Set-up for plant grow study Lesson and much more.
-Plant Evolution, Algae, Lichens, Non-Vascular Plants, HW, Notes, and much more
-Seeds, Young Plants, Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons, (600 slides, HW, Notes, and much more)
- Seed Dispersal Lesson, (Water Dispersal) Island Biogeography Lesson (450 slides, Quiz, more)
-Botany Unit PowerPoint Review Game I
-Plants, Roots, Water, Leaves, Photosynthesis, Vascular Plants (800 Slides, HW, Notes, and much more)
-Plant Hormones Lesson
-Botany Unit PowerPoint Review Game II
-Botany Unit Crossword Puzzle with Solution
-Leaf Identification Lesson with Relative Abundance Extension Lesson
-Flowers, Fruits, and Plant Life Cycles Lesson (450 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
Science Curriculum that I offer on TpT
Entire 4 year Science Curriculum, 20 Full Units (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
Please visit my other posting on TpT called The Plant Topics Entire Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 3,600+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 13 page bundled homework / assessment, 8 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 19 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes PowerPoint review games (2 games 110+ slides each), 7 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, and much more.
Areas of Focus in The Plant Unit: Plant photo tour, Plant Evolution, Importance of Algae, Lichens, The Three Types of Lichens, Non-Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, Seedless Vascular Plants (Ferns), Seeds, Seed Dormancy, Factors that Break Seed Dormancy, Germination, Parts of a Young Plant, Monocots and Dicots, Roots and Water, Types of Roots, Water Uptake and Photosynthesis, Plant Hormones, Types of Plant Tissues, Xylem and Phloem, Woody Plants, Leaves, Light and Plants, Transpiration, Guard Cells, Leaf Identification, Plant Life Cycles, Seed Plant Life Cycles, Parts of a Flower, Matured Ovaries (Fruits), Types of Fruit and much more.
Also included in the unit is a 500+ slide ecological succession mini unit with HW, Notes, Keys, Project, and more.
I also sell all 20 Science Units as a curriculum bundle on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and Classroom License.
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Ryan Murphy M.Ed
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Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit
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