I made this straightforward worksheet for college kids to be taught the variations between monocots and dicots. Plant biology is normally the final unit of the 12 months, and college students actually have bother focusing. Coloring is a pleasant option to loosen up, be artistic, and perhaps be taught a factor or two.
Along with this coloring, we do seed germination experiments utilizing plastic baggage and paper towels. College students can then examine how a bean grows (dicot) to how a corn plant (monocot) grows.
The worksheet describes how seeds comprise the endosperm as a nutrient supply. College students then be taught that every sort of seed grows otherwise. Dicots have two cotyledons and monocots solely have one. Root construction and leaf venation are additionally completely different within the two forms of vegetation. Lastly, college students examine the flower construction of the 2 vegetation. Since their seedlings most likely received’t develop to that stage, college students can examine the leaves of the resident classroom vegetation.
I normally hold spider vegetation, zebrina, and aloe vegetation for college kids to make comparisons, but when it’s a pleasant day, we will go outdoors and take a look at vegetation across the campus. The zebrina plant (generally referred to as “wandering jew” can be helpful to maintain round as a result of college students can view stomata below the microscope.