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Here is a terrific, one-hour instructional activity on plant taxonomy. In it, learners discover the three bases that plants can be classified under. They view a slide show on plants and practice correctly classifying each plant shown. Then, they take a walk around the school and identify angiosperms and gymnosperms. A good worksheet is embedded in the plan which will help them with their identifications.
In this plant classification worksheet, students classify plants into flowering and non flowering plants. Students classify 14 different kinds of plants.
Fifth graders examine ecosystems in their schoolyard. In this nature and ecosystem lesson, 5th graders map their schoolyard into workable plots. They classify plants and animals found in the plot. They revisit their site every two weeks throughout the school year to observe and record changes. They look at plant growth, animal sightings, temperature changes, and moisture.
Students apply newly learned plant classification vocabulary as they identify mystery plants. In this plant classification lesson, students, working in small groups, apply the dichotomous key as they identify images of unknown plants.
Students share with the class how they think plants are classified and are assessed on their prior knowledge. They use a packet to complete throughout the week at their own pace, which includes various activities to familiarize themselves with the plant kingdom.
Students classify plants and animals according to their characteristics.
Students discuss the importance of classifying plants. In this biology instructional activity, students differentiate vascular from non-vascular plants. They give examples of plants that belong to those groups.
Students study taxonomic groupings in order to classify plants. They photograph, analyze, and compare species on the school grounds. They use the digital pictures they took to create a slideshow presentation.
Students observe and record botanical details from the plant specimens. They identify plants using sorting key and field guide and classify specimens for preservation and display purposes.
Students use a science journal to log plants that are native to Alabama. In this plant lesson plan, students identify characteristics, describe environments, and classify the plants that they find.
Students classify plants and animals. In this organisms lesson, students define classification and sort various objects according to its attributes. Students then research wildlife of Utah and group the organisms into categories.
In this classifying plants we eat worksheet, students cut out pictures and paste them in the boxes labeled seeds, stems, flowers, and roots. Students show eight answers.
If you teach basic botany or a landscape design course, this presentation is practically perfect. Begin with classification and nomenclature methods and move into the characteristics of leaves that make plant identification possible: leaf type, arrangement, venation, shape, and margin. In addition to being educational, this PowerPoint is a visual feast! Follow it up with some practice using a dichotomous key to identify plants around campus.
Learners are introduced to the concept of classification as it relates to objects, information, and characteristics.  In this classification instructional activity, students research a variety of animals. Learners study the Linnaeus's system of classifying plants and animals on seven levels. Students use the scientific classification system to identify a plant or animal and make significant connections regarding the Latin root based language of each term.
Students use a dichotomous key and levels of taxonomy to classify aliens. They examine sample specimens and discuss how to classify organisms, memorize a mnemonic device for the taxonomic levels, observe the teacher model how to classify an alien, and complete the worksheets independently.
In this plant classification worksheet, students compare plants with flowers and plants with cones by filling in the blank of 7 statements.
Students practice using 2 different plant classification keys to identify species. They make choices between the similarities and differences between their object and the classification scheme.
In this plant classification worksheet, students will observe a variety of different plants and categorize each plant by its flowers, leaves, and spines. This worksheet had 13 fill in the blank questions.
Fourth graders investigate the contents of various types of soil to determine the differences in salinity levels. They conduct an experiment of observing the plants in the different soils. Students then determine survival rates by conducting observations and recording data.
In this classifying plants worksheet, students will brainstorm different types of roots, stems, and leaves and determine how those differences help scientist classify plants into different categories.

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