From Growing To Biology Plants 1e - Botany

From Growing To Biology Plants 1e - Botany

Gokhan Hacisalihoglu, Florida A&M University

Laboratory Topics and Assignments for Dr. Youngblood’s class

1. How to write in a Scientific Notebook. For each topic completed be sure to record it in your laboratory notebook.

2. How to use the Compound Microscope.

a. How to focus the microscope.

3. The Plant Cell Lab

Draw the Elodea plant cell as it appears using the light microscope. Be sure to note the cell wall, vacuole, chloroplast and nucleus. Note what happens to a cell when salt water is added.

a. The Plant Cell

b. Elodea leaf cells

c. Elodea leaf cells exposed to salt water

d. Test your knowledge. Pg. 16.

4. Mitosis Lab. Determine the time spent in different phases of Mitosis. Complete the Online Onion Mitosis Assignment and include in your notebook. Be sure to draw the phases of mitosis.

5. Meiosis Lab. Draw the phases of Meiosis. There are six chromosomes in G1. Be sure to note and label the chromosomes as they appear in each phase. Include in your notebook.

6. Plant Growth and Development LabHypothesis : My _____________ plant will grow from seed to flower in three weeks. Grow your plants at home Take a small pot and add potting soil. Record the type of soil. Place 4 lima bean seeds in moist soil. Make sure the soil is loose and not packed. Place the pot in the window sill or in a spot where it gets plenty of natural light each day. Record your results in the chart that you create and put in your results section.

7. Simple Tissue Lab. Draw and label the three basic cell types that make up simple tissues in your notebook. Plant Structure and Form notes.

8. Leaf Lab. Draw a cross section a typical Dicot and a typical Monocot Leaf and place in notebook. Plant Structure and Form notes.

9. Stem Lab. Draw a cross section a typical Dicot stem and a typical Monocot Stem place in notebook. Plant Structure and Form notes.

10. Root Lab. Draw a cross section a typical Dicot Root and a typical Monocot Root place in notebook. Plant Structure and Form notes.

11. Plant Reproduction Lab. Reproduction

12. Evolution of Land Plants Lab. Plant Evolution

Draw the cladogram showing the relationship between each plant group and their major characteristics. The following link will be helpful. Then draw the life cycle and label the major structures in the gametophyte and sporophyte generations.

13. Bryophyte Lab - Bryophyte Mini Lecture , Bryophyte Life Cycle video

14. Fern Lab- Fern Mini Lecture, Fern Life Cycle and video, Fern Life Cycle

15. Gymnosperm Lab- Gymnosperm video, Gymnosperm notes

16. Angiosperm Lab- Angiosperm Life Cycle, Angiosperm notes, Reproduction

8. Plant Transpiration Lab

9. Plant Responses


This OER packet contains the course materials for BIOL 1411. Find out how plants are grown and function? Take a fantastic voyage through plants. From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e brings the latest information for understanding of traditional and modern plant growing, form, and production. Topics covered in 30 chapters include concise and up-to-date ‘big picture’ infographics, student learning outcomes (SLOs), key vocabulary, assessment, as well as identification of 120 species, and more. Moreover, author Dr. G. Hacisalihoglu emphasizes on leaning concepts, binding those concepts together with visuals approach to make learning faster and more memorable. From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e is packed full of horticultural information that is ideal for both academia and industry growers. It is basic enough that if you are just getting started learning plants, you will be able to catch up. Always remember that practice makes permanent and keep going to take your learning plant bio to new levels.