Lesson – Nonvascular and seedless vascular plants
(5.1.8.C.1) Monitor one’s own thinking as understandings of
scientific concepts are refined.
(5.3.12.B.1) Cite evidence that the transfer and transformation of
matter and energy links organisms to one another and to their
(5.3.12.C.2) Analyze the interrelationships and interdependencies
among different organisms, and explain how these relationships
contribute to the stability of the ecosystem.
Learning goals :
Students will teach each other vocab.
Students will reinforce understanding of plant adaptation to land.
Students will analyze plant lifecycles alternation of generations.
Students will compare life cycles of moss and ferns.
Live fern plant
Student-made vocab flash cards
YouTube moss reproduction video
Students have performed moss lab and discussed nonvascular
Students will use the vocab flash cards from homework to quiz
Show The Plant Kingdom power-point. Students take notes.
Show the YouTube Moss Reproduction (alternation of
generations) video. Students will use pp258-259 to complete
fern worksheet. Q/A and discussion using live fern plant.
Students will answer questions about life cycle and
compare/contrast nonvascular plants with ferns.
Closure activity: Students will verbally respond to questions
about lifecycles and adaptations, eapecially comparing
nonvascular and seedless vascular.
Do-now worksheet will be reviewed for understanding. Fern
worksheet will be collected for a grade.
Writing in Science, p.255. Video script. You are narrating a
video from the perspective of a plant. Write a one page script
for the narration. Discuss the challenges that life on land poses
for plants and how they meet their needs.