FOSS Diversity of Life (DOL)
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Homework===FOSS Herbarium link to help you with your note packet!===

When using FOSSweb, our user name is Palmyra and PW is our mascot.* Combination note-taking packet




  • Enrichment homework (for gifted or any other student)
    • Plug in five words from the vocabulary below and write a one page essay explaining how those words and their relationships on VisuWords relate to this FOSS investigation.
    • Print a copy of the VisuWord screen you used
    • VisuWords


Essential Questions >
  • How do organisms grow, develop, and increase their structural complexity through differentiation?
    • What evidence do we have that seeds are living organisms?
    • What are the parts of a seed?
    • What is germination and how is it sequenced?
    • What are cotyledons and how do they aid in germination?
    • What are the structures & functions of roots?
    • How does light effect the germination of roots?
    • How can we compare and contrast monocots & dicots?
    • What are methods and reasons for seed dispersal?
You will KNOW that….

  1. Seeds contain the dormant, living embryo of a plant.
  2. Germination is the onset of growth and differentiation in plants.
  3. Growing roots typically have a root tip where cell division takes place, a zone of elongation, and a zone of maturation where root hairs develop.
  4. The cotyledon is the primary source of energy for seed germination.
  5. Seeds must be dispersed from the parent so they don’t compete for resources.
It’s important to understand that…
1.) The role of cotyledons in early plant growth.
2.) The development and function of roots in early plant growth.
3.) Plants have a variety of adaptations to disperse their seeds.
You will be able to….

  1. Dissect seeds to discover their structures and functions.
  2. Observe germinating seeds to determine their sequence of development.
  3. Use good lab procedures and data recording to investigate the early development of two groups of complex plants, monocots and dicots.
  4. Investigate the effects of light on germinating seeds.
  5. Identify seed dispersal methods.



Study BOTH Quizlets below to prepare for the exam!
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===Quizlet Flash Cards & Games for DOL5===

Monocot vs Dicot Quizlet



LESSON #1

EQ: What are the parts of a seed and what do they do?

What evidence do we have that seeds are living?

(Lab book page 30 "SEED DISSECTION" )

  • You will dissect a dry seed and a wet seed and label what you see and observe.
  • Drawings need to be:
    • Accurate
    • Labeled
    • Neat
    • Colored where appropriate
  • Answer all questions on page 30 in complete sentences and have me inspect your work.


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LESSON #2

EQ: What is germination and how is it sequenced? (Lab book page 31 "ROOTS & SHOOTS" )

  • You will track the germination sequence of seeds over 4 days. Days 1 - 3 will be done on lab book page 31. Day 4 will be done on the sheet pictured below.
    • Accurate
    • Labeled
    • Neat
    • Colored where appropriate
  • Answer all questions on page 31 in complete sentences and have me inspect your work.

How to make your sprouting chamber:

  • On Day 4, you will be utilizing the lab sheet below to see what effect light has on germination.
Roots & Shoots.jpg



LESSON #3

EQ: What are the structures and functions of roots (Lab book page 35 "ROOTS" )


  • You will observe radish and grass roots from you sprouting chamber, using a microscope.
  • Drawings need to be:
    • Accurate
    • Labeled
    • Neat
    • Colored where appropriate

FOSS: Staining roots


ROOT SLIDE PICTURES

Parts of a root

Parts of a root (part 2)





LESSON #4

EQ: What are the similarities and differences between monocots and dicots?


MONOCOTS & DICOTS

Use the interactive Venn diagram below to compare monocots to dicots. The websites below may help you.

Monocots & Dicots (Britannica)

Difference between monocots and dicots (Claymation!)

Monocots vs Dicots

Monocots & Dicots

Monocot vs Dicot Quizlet



Videos





ROOT LAB PICTURES FOR PAGE 35 OF LAB BOOK.

FOSS: Staining roots
ROOT SLIDE PICTURES
Root Hairs
Root Hairs (High Power)
Root Tip


Amazing Plants (Smithsonian)
Drill, Practice, & Enrichment
When using FOSSweb, our user name is Palmyra and PW is our mascot.
FOSS Herbarium link to help you with your note packet!===GERMINATION===

Use the interactive Sequence Chart below to sequence the steps of seed germination. The websites below may help you.




MONOCOTS & DICOTS

Use the interactive Venn diagram below to compare monocots to dicots. The websites below may help you.

Monocots & Dicots (Britannica)

Difference between monocots and dicots (Claymation!)

Monocots vs Dicots

Monocots & Dicots

Monocot vs Dicot Quizlet







Study BOTH Quizlets below to prepare for the exam!
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Vocabulary
  • Cotyledon
  • Seed coat
  • Embryo
  • Germination
  • Zone of elongation
  • Zone of maturation
  • Root hairs
  • Root cap
  • Xylem
  • Phloem
  • Monocot
  • Dicot
  • Dispersal


The following are engaging presentation websites. Most of these presentation tools are free for the basic plan. As always, seek your parent’s permission before you sign up for any of these services.

Slide Rocket
http://www.sliderocket.com/

Comix
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

Blabberize
http://blabberize.com/

Fotobabble
http://www.fotobabble.com/

Prezi
http://prezi.com/

Voki
http://www.voki.com/

Zooburst
http://www.zooburst.com/

Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/

Visuwords
http://www.visuwords.com/

Free Graphic organizers
http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/

Gapminder

http://www.gapminder.org/

Google Docs

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