Today: you will be able to identify the different stages of the plant life cycle. In your Science Journal: • Conifer– a plant that makes seeds inside cones. • Fruit—the part of the plant that contains the seeds. • Life cycle—the series of changes that a living thing goes through during its lifetime. • Seed—the first stage of most plans. Plants have life cycles: • A life cycle is the series of changes that a living thing goes through during its lifetime. • Seeds are the first stage of most plants. They are produced when pollen is moved from one part of the plant to the other. • Read page 28 in book. In your Science Journal: Make a Graphic Organizer Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant: Example: a seed is the first stage of most plants. In your Science workbook: • Read pages 1415 and answer the questions on page 15. Tuesday: Planting a mystery seed. • Today you will observe and participate in the process of preparing your own plant life cycle. In your Science Journal: 1. OBSERVE: in your science journal, make a chart. Use a hand lens to closely look at your seeds. Draw the seed and record your observations. Seed Growth Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Drawling Observations Preparing to plant your seed: • Today we will prepare to plant our seed. • We will add dirt to our cups and observe our seeds. • Make a prediction to what kind of seed you are planting and why you think it is that kind of seed. Wednesday: Conifers Review: • What does the roots do? • What does a stem do? • What do the leaves do on a plant? – Air and sun • What is a conifer? • Define fruit. • What is usually the first stage of a plant? Conifers • Read page 30 in your textbook. • Conifers are plants that have cones rather than fruits or flowers. • Conifers use their cones to reproduce. Seeds grow inside the cones. Lets Review: On a piece of paper • What are two things that happen during a plant’s life cycle? • Give me a sentence using the life cycle. • List three details about the life cycle of a conifer • You see a plant that has white blossoms, and small berries, with seeds inside. Is the plant a flowering plant of a conifer?