Lesson Plan: Sexual Reproduction in Plants
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify the male and female parts of a flower and explain the process of sexual reproduction in plants.
Students will be able to
- name the male and female parts of a flower,
- describe what happens during pollination,
- describe the differences between insect- and wind-pollinated plants,
- describe what happens during fertilization in plants,
- explain that sexual reproduction leads to variation.
Students should already be familiar with
- the fact that reproduction is a life process,
- the main parts of flowering plants (root, stem, leaf, and flower) and their functions,
- the life cycle of flowering plants: germination, growth, pollination, fertilization, seed dispersal,
- where seeds are formed in flowering plants,
- the meaning of pollination and fertilization and the order in which they occur.
Students will not cover
- details of seed dispersal or germination,
- the terms cells or gametes.