Presentation on theme: "Native Plants vs. Invasive Species AKA Noxious Weeds!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Native Plants vs. Invasive Species AKA Noxious Weeds! Who Will Win?Native Plants vs. Invasive Species AKA Noxious Weeds!
2 BIG PICTURE ON WHAT’S IN YOUR WORLD OverviewLearn basic structure of plant anatomyDissect plantsIdentify the difference between noxious and native plantsKnow importance of the native plants for both plants and animalsCollect and observe adaptations of plants anatomy.Students will learn the importance of knowing how to identify noxious weeds from the natural habitat of the Flathead Valley. Students will investigate the different parts of a plant’s anatomy and how they contribute to it’s survival and sometimes take over in an area.
3 Montana Instructional Alignment-Science Content Standards Content Standard 1- Student, through the inquiry process, demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate results and reasonable conclusion of scientific investigation.Content Standard 3- Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and functions of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with teach other and their environmentContent Standard 5- Students, through the inquiry process, understand how scientific knowledge and technology developments impact communities, cultures and societies.
5 7th GRADE TIMELINE September…October Week One- Use prior knowledge and develop basic concepts of plants.Week Two- Collection…Investigation…Examine...Explore.Week Three- Native/invasive species inventory and mapping…preventionWeek Four- Weed control and community involvement.
6 5th GRADE TIMELINEWeek 1-Access prior knowledge/Give background informationWeek 2- Collect plant species in the area and observeWeek 3- Identify native or invasive plantsWeek 4- Come up with ideas for solution to invasive species in the area that they can complete.
7 MATERIALS Packing tape of lamination sheets Card Stock Markers/crayons Shovels and TrowelsIdentificationInvasive/noxious weed bookNative plants booksWhat’s in your world? Classroom library (MSU Flathead Reservation Extension Education Resources)
8 MATERIALS continued…. Buses Stipend for speakers Dissection kits Magnifying glassesBaggiesTweezersNative and Invasive Plant Posters
9 EVALUATIONSStudents will keep plant journal to record observations, data, and conclusions.Flash Cards with identification information (7th grade)Wanted Poster (7th grade)