Title: What is Inside of a Seed?
Students will learn the various components of a seed. A seed consists of three main parts: the seed coat, the endosperm, and the embryo. Of these parts, the embryo is clearly the most important. Its cells will differentiate and develop into all the different tissues that will ultimately make up the mature plant. The other parts of the seed merely play supporting roles. These roles, nonetheless, are critical to the embryo's success.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. [RL.11-12.1]
Title: Plant Parents
This Science NetLinks lesson, the first in a two-part series on reproduction in plants, covers how most plants normally reproduce--sexually. In this lesson, students learn the parts of the flower and the process of sexual reproduction in plants.
Standard(s): [S1] BOT (9-12) 10: Describe the structure and function of flower parts.