ERIC Number: ED391958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Plant Identification Characteristics for Deciduous Trees & Shrubs. Lesson Plans.
This manual contains a group of lesson plans designed for use with a slide series (not included here). Its purpose is to introduce students to the basic concepts and terminology used in the identification of deciduous trees and shrubs. The manual is composed of 12 lesson plans. The first lesson is an introduction to plant identification. The remaining lessons are grouped into three units. Unit 1, Year-Round Identification, contains four lessons: general appearance of a plant as an aid to identification; bark characteristics; stem characteristics; and using year-round identification characteristics to identify plants. Unit 2, Spring and Summer Identification, has four lessons: leaf characteristics; flower characteristics; fruit characteristics; and using year-round and spring and summer identification characteristics to identify plants. Unit 3, Winter Identification, has three lessons: using persistent leaves, flower structures, and persistent fruit for plant identification in winter; bud characteristics; and using year-round and winter identification characteristics to identify plants. Each lesson contains some or all of these components: objectives, resources/materials, terms to learn, procedures, activities, evaluation, plant lists, and handouts. Handouts include outlines of material covered in each unit, illustrations, and worksheets. A glossary is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Botany, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Plant Identification, Plants (Botany), Secondary Education
Ohio Agricultural Education Curriculum Materials Service, 254 Agricultural Administration Bldg., 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1067 (manual and slides).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Agricultural Curriculum Materials Service.