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Big Idea 16 Heredity and Reproduction. Benchmark SC.4.L.16.1 Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants Pacing Guide Quarter 3: 02/24-03/07 Benchmark SC.4.L.16.4 Stages & Life Cycles of Florida Plants and Animals Pacing Guide Quarter 3: 03/10-03/20.

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Big Idea 16

Heredity and Reproduction

Benchmark SC.4.L.16.1

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

Pacing Guide

Quarter 3: 02/24-03/07

Benchmark SC.4.L.16.4

Stages & Life Cycles of Florida Plants and Animals

Pacing Guide

Quarter 3: 03/10-03/20

Mary Tweedy, Curriculum Support Specialist

Keisha Kidd, Curriculum Support Specialist

Millard Lightburn, District Supervisor

Department of Mathematics and Science

Office of Academics and Transformation


Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

  • SC.4.L.16.1 - Identify processes of sexual reproduction in flowering plants, including pollination, fertilization (seed production), seed dispersal, and germination. (Assessed as SC.3.L.14.1.)
  • SC.3.L.14.1 - Describe structures in plants and their roles in food production, support, water and nutrient transport, and reproduction.
schoolyard field study observing a wild flower
Schoolyard Field Study: Observing a Wild Flower

Materials: A partner, plastic knife, hand lens,

paper towel, wild flower (weed)


  • Pick a small plant to observe with a partner.
  • Dig it out of the ground carefully and shake off the dirt.
  • Draw your plant and label the parts.
  • Use a hand lens to observe each part and sketch observations.
  • Use sensory words to describe the your plant.
  • Be ready to share with the class.

Purpose of a Flower

Are Flowers

More Than

Just Pretty?

flower power
Flower Power
  • Essential Question: What are the parts of a flower and the function of each part?
  • Learning Goals:

Observe and identify flower parts.

Reconstruct a flower model.

Recognize the function of a flower,

identifying the processes of reproduction

including pollination, fertilization, seed

dispersal, and germination.


The Parts of a Flower

  • What are the three main parts of
  • flowers?
    • petals
    • stamens
    • pistil

The Parts of a Flower

  • Sepals protect the bud until it opens.
  • Petals attract insects.
  • Stamens make pollen.
  • Pistil contain the ovary which contains the ovules (eggs).
  • When fertilized, ovules grow into fruits which contain seed.
flowering plant reproduction
Flowering Plant Reproduction
  • Pistil
  • Ovary
  • Egg
  • Stamen
  • Pollen
  • Sperm
  • Pollination
  • Fertilization
the stamen male reproductive part of a flower
The Stamen:Male Reproductive Part of a Flower


Pollen grains (sperm cells) grow in the anther.


This holds the anther.

the pistil female reproductive parts of a flower
The Pistil:Female Reproductive Parts of a Flower



Ovary (carpel)


flower power writing
Flower Power Writing

Why Do Plants Make Flowers?

Stories Must Include:

  • Common & scientific name
  • Description of the flower
  • Explanation of the role of the flower in the life cycle of the plant
  • Use or value of the plant

Writing Assessment Rubric:

  • Accuracy of information
  • Creativity
  • Use of vivid vocabulary
  • Description of flower
  • Plant’s use or value
what is pollination gizmos flower pollination
What is Pollination? Gizmos:Flower Pollination

Pollination is the act of transferring pollen grains from the male anther of the stamen to the female stigma.

  • Pollen lands on a female pistil, sperm cells move down to the ovary, fertilizing the egg cells.
  • Fertilization combines DNA.
    • The result is a seed with a tiny plant inside.
    • The ovary grows into a fruit to protect the seeds.
  • Animals, wind, and water can all help in the transfer of pollen.
  • We call animals or insects that transfer pollen from plant to plant "pollinators ".
  • The flower type, shape, color, odor, nectar, and structure vary by the type of pollinator that visits them.

Wind Pollination

  • Some flowers, such as grasses, do not have brightly colored petals and nectar to attract insects. These flowers are pollinated by the wind.

Flowering plants use:

    • the wind
    • insects
    • bats
    • birds
    • mammals
  • to transfer pollen from the stamen (male) part of the flower to the stigma (female) part of the flower.
check point
Check Point
  • What is pollination?
  • How do flowering plants depend on other living things in order to reproduce?
  • Why are young plants like but not identical to their parents?

Major Stages of Life Cycles of Florida Plants and Animals

  • SC.4.L.16.1 - Identify processes of sexual reproduction in flowering plants, including pollination, fertilization (seed production), seed dispersal, and germination. (Assessed as SC.3.L.14.1. “Fair Game”) AA
  • SC.4.L.16.4 - Compare and contrast the major stages in the life cycles of Florida plants and animals, such as those that undergo incomplete and complete metamorphosis, and flowering and nonflowering seed-bearing plants. AA
the animal s life cycle
The Animal’s Life Cycle

Birth to Death

1. They are born (egg or embryo).

2. They grow (infant).

3. They develop into adults (adolescent).

4. Adults can reproduce (adult stages).

life stages of insects
Life Stages of Insects

Incomplete Metamorphosis



(butterflies and moths)

a. Egg

b. Larva (caterpillar)

c. Pupa

d. Adult


a. Egg

b. Nymph

c. Adult


The Butterfly Life Cycle

Complete Metamorphosis



Pupal Stage

Adult Butterfly


The Grasshopper Life Cycle

Incomplete Metamorphosis



Adult Grasshopper

gone to seed
Gone to Seed

Three main parts:

1. seed coat - a covering with two roles:

- Protects new plant called embyro

- Guards stored food called endosperm.

2. endosperm – stored food

3. embryo – The new plant with structures called seed leaves or cotyledons.

observing seeds
Senses & Hand Lens

Sight - Looks

Touch - Feels

Hearing – Sounds when dropped

Odor – Smells

Qualitative Observations

Measurement Tools


Tape measure


Gram mass pieces


Observing Seeds
observing a seed
Observing a Seed
  • Observe the outside of a dry bean seed with a hand lens. Draw it and write down four or more properties including length and width.
  • Get a wet bean seed to observe. Draw it and write down four or more properties including length and width.
  • Why is the wet seed larger?
  • Split it open and observe its parts. Draw and label its inside including the seed coat, cotyledon, and embryo.

Wet Bean

1st Lets make Dry Seed







2nd Let’s explore …


How do seeds get dispersed from a plant into the ground?

  • Some seeds are hidden in the ground by animals such as squirrels as a winter store.
  • Some seeds have hooks on them and cling to fur or clothes.

How do birds and animals help seed dispersal?

  • Birds and animals eat the fruits and excrete the seeds away from the parent plant.
ways seeds are carried away from a plant
Ways Seeds are Carried Away from a Plant
  • Animal-carried
  • Animal-consumed
  • Water-borne
  • Wind-borne
  • Propelled
seed germination
Seed Germination

What do seeds need to sprout?

  • Water
  • Oxygen
  • Proper temperature
  • Some require proper light
seed germination1
Seed Germination

What are the variables that affect germination?

Test your ideas on the Gizmo: Germination.

What did we learn?

  • Water
  • Proper temperature
  • Some require proper light
  • Oxygen

Where are seeds found in flowering and non flowering plants?

Flowering Plants

Holds seeds inside of the flower which lie dormant, waiting to be planted in the ground.

Non-Flowering Plants

Seeds are made in their cone or spores instead of the flower.

life cycle of flowering plants
Life Cycle of Flowering Plants
  • Reproduction
  • Seed
  • Seedling
  • Adult Plant
  • Flowers/Fruit
  • Seed Dispersal
  • Germination
reproduction in non flowering plants
Reproduction in Non-Flowering Plants
  • Some plant produce spores.
  • Some plants produce cones that contain seeds.


When the small plant inside begins to grow, the seed germinates.

The young plant that grows from a seed is the seedling.

Seeds are scattered by planting, wind, water, and animals.

let s review
Let’s Review!
  • What do all living things need to live and grow?

food, water and air

2. Can you name the parts of a plant?

roots, stem, leaves and flower

3. What do plants need to grow?

sunlight, air, water and nutrients

or minerals from the soil

4 what do the roots do for a plant
4. What do the roots do for a plant?

The roots hold a plant in place and takes in water and nutrients from the soil.

5. What does the stem do for a plant?

The stem holds up the plant and moves water and nutrients through it.

6 why does a plant need leaves
6. Why does a plant need leaves?

Leaves use sunlight, air, water, and nutrients to make food for the plant.

7. What do flowers do for plants?

Flowers make fruits that hold seeds. These seeds will make new plants.

8. How can seeds be scattered?

By planting, animals, water, and wind.