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This is a Webquest that is designed to introduce students to plant science. Activities enhance student's math, science, language arts, social studies, music and art. There are many options in this program. Choose any or all of the suggested activities for your class. Many activities are for students to work independently and some are for group work.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
As a result of their activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to recognize and understand seed structure and the requirements needed for seed growth.
Students will be able to describe the environmental factors necessary for successful germination of seed.
Students will be able to identify at least three ways plants are able to reproduce.
Students will be able to direct and identify the parts of flowers.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to demonstrate collaborative skills by using curriculum-related content in digital environments.
31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Technology Resources Needed:
Make sure to cover the rules and procedures for the computer lab
Make sure the Internet is working before students come into the computer lab
Make sure all websites are working properly before students computer lab
BEFORE STUDENTS ENTER THE COMPUTER LAB
The teacher will hand out the Great Plant Escape Handout to the students.
Students can be assessed by an Exit Slips.
Students who have successfully completed the assignment can take a quiz on the Introduction of Plants at http://www.biologyjunction.com/introplants_studyguide.htm
Students who may need extra prepartation before or after the lesson my complete the following this coloring and labeling worksheet. This worksheet gives background information on the different parts of the plants and definitions of key terms.
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for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.