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Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 3
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 1
Unit Plans: 0
1.) Identify the twelve plant kingdom divisions.

•  Classifying native Alabama plants using dichotomous keys
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 1
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2.) Describe phylogenetic relationships between plants and other organisms.

•  Classifying plants as vascular or nonvascular
•  Classifying seed-bearing and spore-bearing plants
•  Classifying plants as gymnosperms or angiosperms
•  Contrasting monocots and dicots
•  Describing mutualism among algae and fungi in lichens
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 3
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 1
Unit Plans: 0
3.) List plant adaptations required for life on land.

•  Describing the alternation of generations in plants
•  Comparing characteristics of algae and plants
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 3
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 1
Unit Plans: 0
4.) Identify major types of plant tissues found in roots, stems, and leaves.

Examples: parenchyma, sclerenchyma, collenchyma

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5.) Identify types of roots, stems, and leaves.

Examples:

- roots—tap, fibrous;

- stems—herbaceous, woody;

- leaves—simple, compound

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 4
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 1
Unit Plans: 0
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
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 0
Unit Plans: 0
7.) Explain plant cell processes, including light dependent and light independent reactions of photosynthesis, glycolysis, aerobic and anaerobic respiration, and transport.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 1
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Unit Plans: 0
8.) Describe plant responses to various stimuli.

•  Identifying effects of hormones on plant growth
Examples: gibberellin, cytokinin, auxin

•  Differentiating among phototropism, gravitropism, and thigmotropism
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 0
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Podcasts: 0
Unit Plans: 0
9.) Identify life cycles of mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 0
Unit Plans: 0
10.) Describe the structure and function of flower parts.

•  Describing seed germination, development, and dispersal
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 1
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Unit Plans: 0
11.) Describe various natural and artificial methods of vegetative propagation.

Examples:

- natural—stem runners, rhizomes, bulbs, tubers;

- artificial—cutting, grafting, layering

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 4
Podcasts: 0
Unit Plans: 0
12.) Describe the ecological and economic importance of plants.

Examples:

- ecological—algae-producing oxygen, bioremediation, soil preservation;

- economic—food, medication, timber, fossil fuels, clothing

•  Analyzing effects of human activity on the plant world
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Botany Elective
All Resources: 1
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Unit Plans: 0
13.) Identify viral, fungal, and bacterial plant diseases and their effects.

Examples:

- viral—tobacco mosaic, Rembrandt tulips;

- fungal—mildew, rust;

- bacterial—black rot

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