Students will need a computer connected to the internet as well
as sheets found on this WebQuest.
Have you ever asked yourself the question,
"Why do plants have flowers?" Well if you
have then this site is just for you. Flowering
plants evolved over 140 million years ago,
during the Jurassic period. They were
even eaten by the dinosaurs. Flowers play an
important role in the reproduction cycle of
do plants have flowers?
The California Native Plant Society has done
a great job answering this question on the following
web site (Click
Native Plant Society While previewing
the site write a definition for
the following words that relate to flowering
One major process in the reproduction of flowering
plants is pollination. Here is a great movie
on the pollination process. Watch the movie
and complete the on-line quiz.
Watch for the interesting facts about flowers.
(Click Here) BrainPop
THE PLANT PARTS
stems, flowers, roots and some fruits are all parts of flowering
Now that you have some background knowledge from the previous activities
lets see if you can create a salad from plant parts.
1. Pick a plant part
2. Pick a part name (Draw an illustration of each picture and write the
word for each underneath). Separate piece of paper
3. Check the following web site to see if your answers are correct and
(Click Here) Create
the following picture of the flower. Notice the different parts that you
previously learned about. When you think you
know where all of the parts are located try
filling in the worksheet provided, after checking
your answers color the flower in.
(Click Here) Flower
make what you have just learned more meaningful and useful you are
to create a garden to grow on your campus.
Needed: (Click Here) Gardening
1. To make this a more meaningful garden you will need to record your
data in a personal garden journal. What you see can be changes in the
growth, color, and texture. This make this a great literary experience
2. Before choosing your seeds check the calendar dates to see the appropriate
planting times and how to plant. Here are some samples of flowering plants
and their planting times (Click Here) Seeds
After planting your seeds you will need to measure your flowers and stems
every other day and record your data. Here is a little measuring activity
to help you with using a ruler. (Click Here)
You can graph your data and compare the different flowers in your garden
your classmates. Calculate the difference in the growth of flowers over
(Click Here) The
Great Plant Escape
Help detective Le Plant unlock the mysteries of
are now a Horticulturist!!!
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