DATE
Lesson Number
TIME LINE
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3 Days
COURSE
TOPIC
5th grade Science
Plant Pollination
INSTRUCTOR
Miss Adrienne Rupp
TITLE OF LESSON
Our Flowering World
LESSON PLAN DESCRIPTION
During these lessons students will learn the differences between self and cross
pollination in plants, as well as the difference between perfect and imperfect
flowers. Students will read text, watch videos, complete worksheets, discussions,
and puzzles to help master these concepts.
LEARNING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Students will participate in a discussion on why animals and insects are important
to the plant world.
Students will work together to define key terms for the lesson.
Students will use listening skills during a read aloud, which will allow them to
participate in a discussion about flower parts and pollination.
Students will watch the movie titled “Our Flowering World” and complete the video
quiz that follows.
Students will use learned knowledge to complete a crossword puzzle on “Our
Flowering World”.
MULTIMEDIA TOOLS/SOFTWARE NEEDED
Discovery Education’s United Streaming (see citation below)
Promethean Board
GROUPING STRATEGIES
Students will work independently for majority of lesson, except when defining key
vocabulary.
ACTIVITIES
Prep-Locate the book titled:
Make copies of the following “Our Flowering World” Black line Masters:
1. Pre Test
2. Video Quiz
3. Crossword Puzzle
5. Flower Structure
Student Activities-Day 1:
Teacher will initiate a discussion on why animals and insects are important in the
plant world.
*Students’ answers may reflect those of last chapter, ie. Animals help seeds
travel to places where growing conditions are right, or this lesson’s, helping with
pollination.
After the discussion students will break into groups to define key terms including:
fertilization, embryo, pollen, anther, pistil, stamen, ovule, nectar, ovary, and style
(Black line master 1), which will be gone over as a class upon completion.
Upon completion of key terms, students will listen to the book titled “Oh Say Can
You Seed” by Bonnie Worth, and pose questions or concerns about plant
pollination.
Day 2:
As a class, students will complete the K-W of a K-W-L chart on the topic of
“Flowers”
Students will view the video “Our Flowering World” from Discovery Education’s
United Streaming (17 minutes). Upon completion students will listen to and
complete the video quiz that follows.
Day 3:
As a class, students will compete Black line Master 5, “Flowering Structure”.
Students will then use what they learned from “Oh Say Can You Seed” and the
video “Our Flowering World” to complete Black line Master 3, “Crossword”.
Teacher and students will go over the answers for Black line Master 3, and
complete the L section of the class’s K-W-L chart on “Flowers”.
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES
Challenges include:
Little previous knowledge of plant pollination, non-working technology
EVALUATION
Students will be evaluated using Black line masters 2, 3, and 5.
References
John Colgren and Paul Fuqua (Producer). (2000). The World of Plants: Our Flowering World.
[Full Video]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
Worth, Bonnie. (2001). Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants (Cat in the Hats
Learning Library. New York, NY: Random House.
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