Objective: Introduce different reproductive strategies using Northern plant examples
Introduction: Several plants have the ability to reproduce both asexually and sexually. Since they need to rely on external factors (wind, animals, water etc) for sexual reproduction, asexual reproduction allows for a more consistent local distribution. However, it doesn’t have the protective and adaptive attributes of sexual reproduction. This lesson aims to introduce different methods of plant reproduction to students and encourages them to think about how the different strategies apply in Northern climates.
Curriculum Connections: Unit A: 2 – reproductive strategies (sexual and asexual reproduction)