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Unit 2 Diversity of Life
Chapter 8  Plants
Section 1 The Plant Kingdom
Section 2 Plants Without Seeds

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Teacher Resources     Student Extra Credit

8-1 The Plant Kingdom
What is a Plant?
Adaptations for Living on Land
Classifying Plants
Complex Life Cycles

8-2 Plants Without Seeds
Nonvascular Plants
Seedless Vascular Plants


Day 1
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Prentice Hall 250-255
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Science Explorer pages 97-100  #1-19
Day 2
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Mosses page 2a  or  Seedless Vascular Plants
Day 3
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Prentice Hall 256-260
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Science Explorer pages 105-107   #1-17
Day 4
 Ferns and Gymnosperms: The Big Picture


Day 1
Topic 8-1 The Plant Kingdom
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants animals that help them live in different environments.
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) Introduction to Plants  42 frames
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On the Board
Plants for Food
Plants for Medicine
Plants for Products

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board
2 Groups of the Plant Kingdom
have roots, stems, and leaves; connected by tubes
have rootlike and leaflike structures; no tubes

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board
Vascular Plant: plant that contains transport tubes
Nonvascular Plant:
plant that does not have transport tubes

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board
Characteristics of Plants
Plants are multicellular
Cells have cell walls
Cells contain chloroplasts
Plants make food

 Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Plants for Food
10,000 years ago: People grow plants for food
First foods: Cereal grains: Wheat & corn
Legumes: Beans & peas
Fruit crops
Last: Roots
100 plants grown for food

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Plants for Medicines
Foxglove: heart attack
Bark of willow tree: aspirin
Cinchona tree: Quinine, Used against malaria
Belladonna: Enlarges pupil

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Plants for Products
: Lumber, cork, turpentine, waxes, rubber
Flowers: Oil for perfume
Fibers: Cotton, linen, twine or string
Cellulose: Paper, rayon cloth, paint, plastic, sponges, cellophane, film, eyeglass frames

transpar.gif - 274 Bytes Economic Uses of Plants
***Remember to scan into computer****
Transparency 12 Studying Plants  Milliken 1986

 readme.gif (1442 bytes)Prentice Hall 250-255

 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)RSG 8-1 The Plant Kingdom

Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes   They Have Needs Too       p.18 Compare cactus and house plant
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Be an Expert: Plant Science


Day 2
Topic  8-2 Plants Without Seeds
Identify different plants used for food.
Describe how plants are used in medicine and industry.
Identify two characteristics of Bryophytes.
Name two spore plants.
Describe the reproductive cycle of mosses.
Describe the reproductive cycles of ferns.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants animals that help them live in different environments.
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On the Board
reproductive cell in some plants
fine, hairlike structure that acts as a root
Frond: leaves of a fern

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On the Board
Liverworts, Hornworts, and Mosses
No true roots, stems, or leaves.                     
Rhizoid: fine hair-like structures that act as roots.
Pioneer plant: First plant to grow in bare or rocky places.

Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board
Found in moist habitats.
Do not have true roots, stems, or leaves.
No vascular system; water is absorbed.
Top of leafy-stems contain eggs and sperm

Liverworts, Mosses, and Ferns  7:50

Mosses and Liverworts: The First Land Plants  :50

Bryophyta Rap  1:22 

Hornworts: A Pest Plant  1:06  

Moss Reproduction  1:03

Liverwort Reproduction  1:00

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Mosses page 2a  or  Seedless Vascular Plants

 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Evolution of Plants

 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Liverwort and Moss Anatomy


Day 3
Topic Plants Without Seeds
Name some nonvascular plants.
List characteristics of nonvascular plants.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants animals that help them live in different environments.
Nonvascular Plants Presentation  2:24

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Prentice Hall 256-260

 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) RSG 8-2 Plants Without Seeds



Day 4
Topic  8-2 Ferns
Name the parts of a fern.
Describe prehistoric ferns.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants animals that help them live in different environments.
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On the Board
leaf of a fern
Rhizome: horizontal underground stem

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board
Prehistoric Ferns
300 mya tree ferns were the most common kind of land plant

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board
How Coal Was Formed  
Draw 4 pictures in order. 
Write captions underneath.

 Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)     Ferns
About 9500 species
Most are found in the tropics.
Most  ferns are about 1 meter tall.  May grow as high as 40 feet.
Have true roots, stems, and leaves. 
In temperate regions, the stems of ferns,rhizomes, grow underground.  
The leaves - called fronds - grow up from the rhizome each spring.

Ferns: Pteridophytes  3:56

Fern Life Cycle  3:09

Fern Spores  :43

  Ferns and Gymnosperms: The Big Picture  Worksheet of Fern Life Cycle

transpar.gif - 274 Bytes   Ferns Studying Plants Milliken 1986 page 3 and 3a.


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 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Bryophytes: Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts  "Bryophytes" is a resource devoted to Bryology, the branch of plant science concerned with the study of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. It provides information on the classification, structural features, natural history, ecology and evolutionary relationships of these plants.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Plant Trivia Timeline   The TimeLine gives world history from the viewpoint of a botanist.  It is the story of plant discovery and use, and addresses the roles of plants in human civilization.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Ancient Bristle Cone Pine   Earth's oldest living inhabitant "Methuselah" at 4,767 years, has lived more than a millennium longer than any other tree. Discover how these trees were found and where they live. Learn of their unique strategies for survival.  Click on a link.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Evolution of Plants   Important landmarks in the evolution of plants.  Leaving the water and moving out on the land.
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Distinguishing Between Mosses and Ferns
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Fern Life Cycle Diagram   Fern diagrams from the University of Wisconsin.
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Fern Life Cycle Diagram In color
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  An Introduction to Ferns  Ferns and related plants are found all over the world, from sea-level to high mountains. They are descended from some of the oldest plants of the earth's history, being found as fossils dating back nearly 400 million years.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Ferns    An ancient lineage of plants.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Black Rock Forest Identification Key
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Deciduous Winter Key   Trees of Michigan
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Interactive Key of Iowa Trees
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Tree Identification Key
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Twig Key
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  What Tree Is It?  Identify by Leaf, Fruit, or Name.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Liverwort and Moss Anatomy
 Note02.gif - 247 BytesMonocots vs. Dicots   Drawings of the main characteristics of monocots and dicots.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Liverwort and Moss Anatomy
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Moss Life Cycle Diagram In Color
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes A Short Peanut History  History of the peanut.
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Where Do Plants Get Their Food
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Exploring Kansas Crops  6 units with lots of activities.
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Grow Big, Strange, Nasty, Plants
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Introduction to Plants  AP assignment
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Plant Life  2nd grade Unit Nice plant unit.  Draw leaves. Angiosperm and gymnosperms.  Flower & Tree Diagram
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Plant Life  6th grade unit. Bryophytes, Tropism, & Mendel
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Plant Parts We Eat
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Seed and Stem Diagram
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Teaching People Plant Collecting  Learning the names of 15 desert plants.
 BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Plant Structure and Function  Lower grades, good reference for standards and "I can" statements.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Plant Collecting Data  Information to include when collecting plants.  Plant Collecting Data Form
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Plant Identification Guide
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Plant Printouts
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Plants of Mount St. Helens
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes They Have Needs Too.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Plant Tissue
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes The Great Plant Escape   Welcome to the Great Plant Escape!  My name is Bud. My good friend Sprout and I are helping Detective LePlant on his search. You will find that plants are an important part of your life. We will need your help to find clues, do experiments, and solve problems as we journey into the world of plants. He promises lots of fun, but remember, we're here to solve a mystery! Good luck! We'll be with you all the way!
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  The Plant Kingdom  The best web site for on-line learning and information.
 braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes Plant Kingdom Quiz  This puzzle is designed to check the your understanding of the plant kingdom.
 braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes Tree Quiz   This puzzle is designed to check your knowledge and understanding of different kinds of trees and their properties.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Identifying the Leaves of Pennsylvania  Welcome to the forests of Pennsylvania. Look around and get comfortable. You will be here for a while. You are part of a team of four newly hired botanists for the Pennsylvania Department of Forestry. People have a lot of questions about leaves. Will you have the answers they seek?
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Leaf Classification  You are going to prepare an exhibit for the intergalactic museum demonstrating the various types of deciduous trees that were found in Maine in the year 2000.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Plants and Our Environment  This web site is about plants. You will learn about how plants grow and the different parts of a plant. We will tell you how seeds travel and what bees do to help plants.



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 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Ferns and Gymnosperms: Get the Big Picture and Seedless Vascular Plants   Complete both worksheets about ferns.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Forests and Lumbering Around the World  A large company has gained the rights to forest lands. They want to use clear cutting methods.  You will research the use of forests in the United States and around the world. In the process, you will take on a role related to the issue as a logger, an environmentalist, a store owner in a town where logging is the main business, a forest ranger, or a paper or furniture company owner.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Help Wanted  Different parts of plants do different jobs. Read the classified advertisements and help each of the plants parts listed below to find the right job.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Monocot and Dicot Identification Printout the worksheet.  Then click on each type of plant.  Identify each of the pictures below as Monocot or Dicot and give the identifying characteristic used.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Scrambled Plants
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes What's Wrong With the Plants?  Become a crop specialist and determine what is wrong with this tomato field.  Answer the questions on a sheet of paper.

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