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Plants are Survivors!

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Creator:

Jill Easterling, Jemison High School

Dr. C. Raulston, University of Montevallo&

School/Organization:

Jemison High School, Chilton County Schools/

University of Montevallo

Overview:

This podcast is designed to bridge the transition between instruction regarding vascular and nonvascular plants as well as the function of roots, stems, and leaves. It briefly reviews these concepts and introduces the basics of the research project for the unit.


Length: 02:44

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Plants are Survivors!

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (9-12) Botany Elective
3. List plant adaptations required for life on land.
  • Describing the alternation of generations in plants
  • Comparing characteristics of algae and plants
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    SC (9-12) Botany Elective
    4. Identify major types of plant tissues found in roots, stems, and leaves.
    Examples: parenchyma, sclerenchyma, collenchyma
     
    SC (9-12) Botany Elective
    6. Explain the importance of soil type, texture, and nutrients to plant growth.
  • Describing water and mineral absorption in plants
  • Analyzing the roles of capillarity and turgor pressure
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    SC2015 (9-12) Biology
    6. Analyze and interpret data from investigations to explain the role of products and reactants of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of matter and the flow of energy.
    a. Plan and carry out investigations to explain the interactions among pigments, absorption of light, and reflection of light.
     
    SC2015 (9-12) Environmental Science
    2. Use models to illustrate and communicate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration as carbon cycles through the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.
     
    SC2015 (9-12) Environmental Science
    9. Develop and use models to trace the flow of water, nitrogen, and phosphorus through the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
     
    SC2015 (9-12) Environmental Science
    13. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information based on evidence to explain how key natural resources (e.g., water sources, fertile soils, concentrations of minerals and fossil fuels), natural hazards, and climate changes influence human activity (e.g., mass migrations).
     

     


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