Module 3

7-13 July 2020

Objectives

  • Define vocabulary associated with plant morphology, reproductive and vegetative.
  • Apply a dichotomous key to identify plants
  • Identify plants by specific distinguishing characteristics (collecting local floral)
  • Make observations of local flora and share

Reading and Lecture

Vascular Plants Overview

 

Overview
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Clubmosses, Spikemosses and Quillworts
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Seed Plants
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Ferns and Horsetails
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Introduction of Plant Families II:

Rosaceae (Roses)

About Rosaceae
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 Rosaceae Dissection
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Fabaceae (Legumes, peas)

About Fabaceae
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Fabaceae Dissection
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Activity

Plant Morphology Quiz 3

The Vegetative Morphology quiz will help reinforce your understanding of the vocabulary associated with the aspects of plant morphology covered in the vegetative morphology videos pertaining to flowers in Module 1. The quiz is meant to serve as a study aid, and you are able to take it as many times as you like. You will find the quiz by going to  the Blackboard site for this course, then navigating to Course Modules -> Week 3. The grade of your final attempt will be recorded in the grade center.

 


Assignments

You have three assignments to complete for this week. They are each outlined below.

iNaturalist Observations

Make 5 observations to  iNaturalist. Be sure to include them in the  Plants and Fungi of Alaska  project when submitting each observation.


Peer Dichotomous Keys

Select one of the keys created by your classmates and use it to identify the plants provided below.

Plant 1 Plant 2 Plant 3 Plant 4
Bin 1 for Dichotomous Key activity Bin 2 for Dichotomous Key activity Bin 3 for Dichotomous Key activity Bin 4 for Dichotomous Key activity
  1. Select a post containing a key created by one of your classmates. Try and select a key that doesn’t yet have comments.
  2. Leave a comment on that post regarding how well the key works, and what might be improved.

Plant BINGO

  • Next we are going to play BINGO with plants. Using the table in this linked PDF, collect and bring plants back and fill out your BINGO sheet.
  • On your BINGO card is a term. Find a specimen outside with features that demonstrate each term on your card.
  • See the example, below, for what your BINO card might look like.
  • If you get really excited and find great specimens, consider making your own BINGO cards with more challenging terms.
  • Share your completed BINGO card(s) by creating a new post on the class website. Remember to select the “BINGO” category when you create your post.
An example plant BINGO card completed
An example plant BINGO card completed