1.)The teacher will show a transparency or use the SMART board to show the Life Cycle of an Angiosperm (flower). The transparency will be with the resource material that comes with the textbook. The students will view the life cycle at this web site. http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookflowers.html
(Flowering Plant Reproduction
)Free teacher resources on plants.
2.)One way to help students remember the difference in angiosperm and gymnosperm is this cute sentence "Gym Cones brings Angi flowers." Angiosperm are flowering plants and Gymnosperm are cone bearers.
3.)The teacher will use the transparency to explain the Life Cycle of Angiosperms.
4.)Be sure to review with the students the process of meiosis (division of the sex cells).
5.)Place a transparency of a flower on the overhead projector and tell the students they are to make a flower. They can use the transparency picture or their textbook picture of a flower to look at.
6.)Divide the students into groups. Be sure to pair students with exceptional needs with a student who can work more independently. At this time students should access the attached web site, "Flowering Plant Reproduction" to study the parts of the flower.
(Parts of the Flower
7.)Give each group a pattern of the flower (see attachment), a pair of scissors, a roll tape, a bottle of glue and colored tissue paper.
8.)Instruct students to cut four petals, four sepals, one pistil, four stamen, and twelve or more pollen grains from the tissue paper.
9.)Tell the students to label each part of the flower including the female ovary, ovule, eggs, the male anther, and filament.
10.)The students should cut enough pollen grains to glue some on each anther and some on top of the stigma.
11.)Math measurement skills will be utilized. Students will be given specific instructions for measurement of flower parts for example: twelve centimeters for the petals, eight centimeters for the sepals, ten centimeters for the pistil, twelve centimeters for the stamen and pollen grains may be cut with a hole punch.
12.)Students will be instructed to leave the long part at the bottom of the pattern to allow the flower to be pulled together for taping.
13.)Students should label each part of the pattern.
14.)When the flower is cut and labeled, groups should work together to put their flower together.
15.)The completed flower can be hung in the classroom or in the hall to help students remember the parts of a flower.