GERMINATION: NAME THAT SEED
Blonzella Campbell Chicago Vocational High School
2100 East 87th
Chicago, IL 60617
Objectives: 1. The student should gain an appreciation of the complexity
or the seed.
2. The student should be able to recognize and differentiate
between the male and female reproductive organs of a
3. The student should be able to differentiate between a
monocot and a dicot seed.
4. The student should be able to associate germination time
with the growth of the young plant.
Materials: Corn seeds, corn stalk, gladiolas (flower), soaked corn seeds,
soaked bean seeds, single edge razor blade, magnifying lenses,
glass jars (showing germinating bean and corn seeds).
Strategies: The student walks into the classroom and finds on their desks a
large corn stalk and a tiny corn seed. The students begin to
examine the two. The teacher observes them for a few minutes.
The teacher begins to question them concerning what they are
1. What are you observing?
2. What is the relationship between the seed and the stalk?
3. Which one of the life processes has to have taken place to
get the stalk from the seed?
4. What kind of reproduction has taken place?
5. What is the first step in sexual reproduction?
6. What are the names of the male and female reproductive
7. Which organ will put their gametes into the other?
8. Why is the stigma sticky?
GLASS JARS (Containing germinating seed and plants)
The teacher will then give each group of students a set of
germinating seeds and plants which has been started at
different intervals. The seeds were soaked over night and
placed in glass jars between the glass jars and the paper
towels. The students moisten the seeds daily and watch for
the germination of the plant.
Materials: Corn seeds; Corn stalk; Germinating beans and corn seeds;
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