Proposed General Timeline and list of lessons and activities
Topic- Seed Germination Week One
1. Germinating Seeds-Lets Observe!
2.Splitting a seed: Form and Function AÀ
3.Finding out those variables that are necessary for seed germination A ?
4.Visual activity- watch parts of National Geographic laser disk "Plants" J_
5.Seed germination, plant growth and keeping records- POW _?
Assessments: 3, 5
Topics- Photosynthesis, transpiration and respiration: Plant plumbing Week 2 & 3
6.Photosynthesis-leaves make the food _AÀ
7.Visual Activity-watch photosynthesis video J_
8.Visual Activity-view leaf stomata through microscopes A_
9.Form and Function- the green plant as a factory __|
10.Plants and carbon dioxide AÀ
Topic- Plant sexual reproduction. POLLINATION! Week 4
11.Flowers: form, function and sexual reproduction AÀ?
12.More from National Geographic laser disk "Plants" J_
13.Growing pollen tubes AÀ __
14.The fruits of their labor _|
15.Flower Observation and dissection POW _?
Assessments 11, 15
Topic- Pollinators- structure and function Week 5
16.Insect anatomy-Bee dissection AÀ ?
17.Bat slide show-observation activity J_
18.Visual Activity- Bats as Pollinators (BCI)video J_
Topic- Coevolution and mutualism in the Pollination and seed dispersal(Plant ecology) Week 6 & 7
19.Form and Function match: Flowers and pollinators- graphic organizer _ _
20.Visual Activity- "Birds and Bees" from "The Private Life of Plants"
21. Co-evolution- a simulation demonstration | _ ?
22.Visual Activity- "Plants and their seed dispersers" from NATURE video J_
23.Who pollinates who? An inquiry into native plant pollinators AÀ ?
24. You, World Class botanist, makes a new discovery _? À
Assessments 19, 23, 24
Explanation of symbols
The University of Arizona
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
General Biology Program for Secondary Teachers