Queens
College/CUNY

Education Unit

Fall 2008

**Demonstration Lesson 1 **

Topic: The structure and function of flowers

Grade level/s: 9th grade, Living Environment

Science or Math background material for the teacher:

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Instructional Objectives:

- Students will be able to draw and label the parts of a flower.
- Students will be able to describe the structure and function of each part of a flower.
- Students will discover that flowers have different shapes that are related to the functions.
- Students will be able to list several different flowers and describe how their structures differ.

National Science Education Standards met by this lesson:

Materials: chalkboard, posters of flowers, textbook with diagram of flower

Procedure:

- motivation:
- advance organizer (if appropriate)
- Describe your procedure step by step

- State the goals of today's lesson and write the topic on the blackboard.
- draw a diagram of a typical half-flower and label all the parts
- have the students copy the diagram of the flower.
- Go through each part and describe it's structure and function
- Have students answer questions in their textbook on flower structure and function.

- Closure - Write the reading assignment on the board for homework.

Adapatations for students with disabilities:

Multicultural Connections:

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Assessment (How would you assess whether the students have accomplished the objectives?)

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