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Author:Kimberly Simms
System: Lowndes County
School: Calhoun High School
Lesson Plan ID: 26310

The Great Plant Escape


This is a Webquest that is designed to introduce students to plant science. Activities enhance student's math, science, language arts, social studies, music and art. There are many options in this program. Choose any or all of the suggested activities for your class. Many activities are for students to work independently and some are for group work.

This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

Content Standard(s):
SC(9-12) Biology10. Distinguish between monocots and dicots, angiosperms and gymnosperms, and vascular and nonvascular plants.
TC2(9-12) Computer Applications13. Demonstrate collaborative skills using curriculum-related content in digital environments.
Local/National Standards:

ISTE. 9-12.3

  • Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
  • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.


As a result of their activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of

  • The cell
  • Molecular basis of heredity
  • Biological evolution
  • Interdependence of organisms
  • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
Primary Learning Objective(s):

  1. Students will be able to recognize and understand seed structure and the requirements needed for seed growth.

  2. Students will be able to describe the environmental factors necessary for successful germination of seed.

  3. Students will be able to identify at least three ways plants are able to reproduce.

  4. Students will be able to direct and identify the parts of flowers.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to demonstrate collaborative skills by using curriculum-related content in digital environments.

Approximate Duration of the Lesson: 31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:
Technology Resources Needed:

  1. Computers
  2. Internet Access
  3. URL for the activity



Teachers should:

  1. Make sure to cover the rules and procedures for the computer lab

  2. Make sure the Internet is working before students come into the computer lab

  3.  Make sure all websites are working properly before students computer lab

  4. Make copies of the Great Plant Escape Handout


The teacher will hand out the Great Plant Escape Handout to the students.

Students will:

  1. Click on "Case 1"
  2. Use the "Next Arrow" or the "Back Arrow" in order to navigate through this section.
  3. Use the information in each section to answer you question on your handout.
  4. Repeat these steps with Cases 2-4

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Assessment Strategies:

Students can be assessed by an Exit Slips.


Students who have successfully completed the assignment can take a quiz on the Introduction of Plants at



Students who may need extra prepartation before  or after the lesson my complete the following  this coloring and labeling  worksheet.  This worksheet gives background information on the different parts of the plants and definitions of key terms.

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior

Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.
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