Big Ideas: Structure and Function of Plants
Essential Questions:What are the various cells/tissues that make up plants? What defines a root, stem, and leaf? How is water and nutrients carried? Do plants have hormones?
Vocabulary: stems, leaves, mesophyll, root pressure, capillary action, cohesion-tension theory, auxin, ethylene
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
October Roots, Stems, and Leaves: Formative: Formal Indiana State Core Standards Are Not Available Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List†††
* Structures, Types, Adaptations (Anatomy and Physiology of Mainly Roots, Stems, and Leaves) Observe and understand the external and internal structures and functions of stems Student Partipiation and Dialog Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
* Water and Nutrient Transport (Root Pressure, Capillary Action and Cohesion-Tension Theory) Observe and understand the external and internal structures and functions of leaves Study Guide Assignments The Proceeding Are Related State Core Standards Associated with Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
* Hormones and Plant Growth (Auxins, Cytokinins, Gibberellins, Ethylene) Lab Practicles and/or Projects General Biology That Can Be Applied To This Discipline/Curriculum: Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
Chapter Quizzes Visit: Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum†† Reading / Vocabulary Exam
Core Standards:††
Chapter Exam B.1.2, B.2.6, B.4.2, B.8.1, B.8.2
Process Standards:
[x] SEPS.1 Posing Questions
[x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
[x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations
[x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
[x] SEPS.5 Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
[x] SEPS.6 Constructing Explanations
[x] SEPS.7 Engaging in Argument from Evidence
[x] SEPS.8 Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Info
Literacy Standards:
[x] LST.1 Learning Outcomes:
Read and comprehend science and technical texts††
independently and proficiently and write effectively for a variety
of discipline-secific tasks, purposes, and audiences
[x] LST.2 Key Ideas and Textual Support
Extract and construct meaning from science and technical texts††
using a variety of comprehension skills
[x] LST.3 Structural Elements and Organization
Build understanding of science and technical texts, using††
knowledge of structural organization and authorís purpose and††
[x] LST.4 Synthesis and Connection of Ideas
Build understanding of science and technical texts by
synthesizing and connecting ideas and evaluating specific
[x] LST.5 Writing Genres
Write for different purposes and to specific audiences or people
[x] LST.6 The Writing Process
Produce coherent and legible documents by planning, drafting,
revising, editing, and collaborating with others