The Reproduction of Flowering Plants
Students will investigate the reproduction cycle of a flowering plant using the information provided from the internet as well as teacher made activities.
Created by: Jennifer Hilbrands
Ocean View School District
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 plants.
Why do plants have flowers?
The California Native Plant Society has done a great job answering this question on the following web site (Click Here) California Native Plant Society . While previewing the site write a definition for the following words that relate to flowering plants.
1. POLLEN 5. STIGMA
2. OVULES 6. OVARY
3. NECTAR 7. STYLE
4. STAMENS 8. OVUM
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 Pollination movie
MEET THE PLANT PARTS
Leaves, stems, flowers, roots and some fruits are all parts of flowering plants.
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 correct word for each underneath). Separate piece of paper
3. Check the following web site to see if your answers are correct and to create a salad.
(Click Here) Create A Salad
A. Leaf B. Stem C. Fruit D. Root E. Flower
Study the following picture of the flower. Notice the different parts that you have 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 Anatomy
Create A Garden
To make what you have just learned more meaningful and useful you are to create a garden to grow on your campus.
Materials Needed: (Click Here) Gardening Planning List
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 also.
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 Planning
3. 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) Garden Measuring
4. You can graph your data and compare the different flowers in your garden with your classmates. Calculate the difference in the growth of flowers over time.
Help detective Le Plant unlock the mysteries of plant life.
You are now a Horticulturist!!!
A Few Internet Resources:
Sheppard's Science Resources
Sheppard's Useful Links
Created August 10, 2001
Last Revised August 15 2001
Suggested Grade Level: 2
California Science Content Standards:
Grade 2: Investigation and Experimentation (4c, d,f)
Grade 2: Life Science (2e,f)
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California Content Standards Grades K-12
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Students will need a basic understanding of what a flowering is and why are they important. For example, for the growth of fruit.
Students will learn about the reproduction of flowering plants through use of the internet (on-line movie, coloring page, reading, quizzes, and worksheets based on their gardens.)
Students will need the basic understnading of the internet.
Students will need a basic understanding of computer literacy.
Students will need to know the skills entailed with gardening.
Students will be required to use a ruler to measure and calculate the growth of the flowers in their garden.
Students will complete an on-line quiz on pollination BrainPop
Students will complete a journal based on their observations of their gardens.
Students will complete a worksheet based on their understanding of the parts of a flower.
Have students take pictures of their flowers and have them write a story that includes a garden in it. Paste the pictures to their stories. Students can also write poetry about flowers and how they grow.