Mary Hughes is the speaker and creator of the podcast. Shannon S. Moore, Science teacher
Meridianville Middle School, Madison County Schools
This is a podcast describing the two classes of Angiosperms, Monocots and Dicots. The podcast provides real examples of how you can view a leaf and identify a plant as moncot or dicot. The leaf examples are native to northern Alabama. The podcast can be used in class to introduce the topic or as a review of the topic.
Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:
Content Areas: Science, Technology Education
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[S1] (7) 1: Describe characteristics common to living things, including growth and development, reproduction, cellular organization, use of energy, exchange of gases, and response to the environment.
[S1] (7) 4: Describe organisms in the six-kingdom classification system by their characteristics.
[S1] BIO (9-12) 10: Distinguish between monocots and dicots, angiosperms and gymnosperms, and vascular and nonvascular plants.
[S1] BOT (9-12) 1: Identify the twelve plant kingdom divisions.
AQTS_1.A.1: Academic Discipline(s) [Knowledge of the structure of the academic disciplines related to the subject-matter content areas of instruction and of the important facts and central concepts, principles, theories, and tools of inquiry associated with these disciplines.]
AQTS_1.A.3: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to use students' prior knowledge and experiences to introduce new subject-area related content.]
AQTS_1.A.5: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to help students make connections across the curriculum in order to promote retention and transfer of knowledge to real-life settings.]
AQTS_1.B.3: Curriculum [Ability to select content and appropriately design and develop instructional activities to address the scope and sequence of the curriculum.]