An 13-page reading and worksheet
that covers the taxonomy of plants
, including their general characteristics, structure and function, diverse methods of reproduction, and four major groups within the Kingdom Plantae.
Page 1-9: Reading Exercise
Reading assignment that summarizes the following topics:
- Review of the 3 domain system of classification
- Plants: An introduction
- Needs of terrestrial plants and adaptations to living on land
- Plant life cycles (gametophyte, sporophyte, alternating generations)
- Classification of plants (lower and higher plants)
- Evolution of plants
- Charophytes (green algae)
- Bryophytes (mosses and their relatives)
- Pteridophytes (ferns, horsetails, club mosses)
- Gymnosperms (conifers, cycads, gingkos)
- Angiosperms (flowers, grasses, flowering trees)
- Review of all 4 plant groups (summary table)
Pages 10-11: Review Exercises
Review exercises that cover the major concepts found in the reading section. Include short answer, summary charts, and concept application questions.
Pages 12-13: Answer Key
Answer key for all review exercises.
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