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Flower Dissection Lesson Plan

Flower Dissection Lesson Plan

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Lesson Plan – Heather McGee Unit/Topic: Plants Date: 19th May 2011 Year Level: 10

Key Learning Area: Life and Living, Band 3

LESSON OUTCOME:
(Key Knowledge and Skills students should achieve in the lesson taken from relevant curriculum documents.) LL 3 Life and Living • explain some interactions between living things and between living things and their environment • explain the relationship between the structures of living things and the functions these structures perform • compare the reproductive processes and life cycles of a variety of living things
Interdependence of living things and their Environment

investigate interactions between animals and plants other than providing food, eg. pollination of flowers by insects and dispersal of seeds by animals

To understand the basic structure of a flower To understand that flowers have male and female parts To understand that pollination is the reproductive process of plants and animals can help this

LESSON STRUCTURE:
Time Introduction (Set): Before the lesson: Have flower anatomy image printed for all students Have flower dissection equipment and boards ready – or you can cut them outside Get students to bring flowers from their garden, or have some ready – ideally one between two students Have cameras if you think the students will want to take photos
8:35am

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Introduction What were we working on last lesson? Organising plants into groups with things in common – classifying. Remember one of the things we thought about were flowers – some plants have them and some don’t. Watch video of the ten most beautiful flowers in the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtnWPquugyc&feature=fvsr

Time Main Content: 9:00am Discuss that plants have many different parts, and they all have different functions Put the anatomy image on the board and discuss it – male parts and female parts. Male parts have pollen, and they need to fertilise the female parts which is the ovum. You can also discuss the red Ramingining flower, and show that most of the parts are visible. 9:15am Dissection Use the scalpel to cut the flower in half down the middle. You should be able to see most of the flower parts. Point these out to the students Get students to perform their own dissection. Get students to draw a labelled diagram of what they see. Make sure it is a properly labelled science diagram (straight lines to label, pencil, half a page) 9:50am Start to discuss the reasons for male and female parts on flowers Fertilisation requires the male pollen from one plant to reach the female ovum in another plant But plants can’t move themselves to do this. How could this happen? Get the students to come up with ideas such as wind, birds and insects. Why would flowers be pretty colours and smells? To attract insects Time Conclusion: 10:05am Show the pollination video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YQ5q1cjEU4 Some of the vocabulary is complicated, but it’s a good way of summing up.

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