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Author:Myra Watson
System: Shelby County
School: Oak Mountain Intermediate School
Lesson Plan ID: 4722
Title: What Kind of Plant Is It?
This lesson provides a fun way for students to learn to classify plants as vascular and nonvascular. Students will use drawing software to create pictures of vascular and nonvascular plants.
Content Standard(s):
SC(3) 7. Describe the life cycle of plants, including seed, seed germination, growth, and reproduction.
TC2(3-5) 2. Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.
TC2(3-5) 10. Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate.
Local/National Standards:  
Primary Learning Objective(s): Students will be able to classify plants as vascular or nonvascular. Students will complete illustrations using drawing software.

Additional Learning Objective(s):  
Approximate Duration of the Lesson: 0 to 30 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:
Technology Resources Needed:
Desktop or handheld computers with drawing software

(I used Sketchy for handhelds.)

Students must understand the differences between vascular and nonvascular plants. They should be exposed to examples of vascular and nonvascular plants, and be able to classify plants into the categories.
1.)The teacher will explain to the students the difference between vascular and nonvascular plants.

2.)The teacher will provide the students with pictures of plants.

3.)The student will classify the plants as vascular or nonvascular.

4.)The students will use the drawing software to create two slides. The first slide will illustrate and label vascular plants. The second slide will illustrate and label nonvascular plants.

5.)The students will beam their files to the teacher's handheld (or save them in a folder if using a desktop computer)for the teacher's assessment.

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Assessment Strategies:
The teacher will assess the slides for appropriate classification.
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