This lesson is designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE Biology 'Organisation' SoW.
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The lesson begins by pupils observing a diagram of a phloem and a xylem vessel and discussing what the similarities and differences are between the two tissues. This can lead into a class discussion about the two structures.
Next is a quick recap task, pupils should have already looked at the overall function of both of these vessels so pupils now need to complete sentences to describe the role of the xylem an phloem vessel in plants.
The next activity is a video, pupils will given a set of questions and they will need to answer these questions using the video. Once finished they can self-assess their work using the answers provided on the PowerPoint.
Next, pupils will need to draw two columns in their book entitled Xylem and Phloem and sort statements into these two columns, after this is completed they can assess their work.
The last thing students will need to consider is why is transport so important in plants, pupils will discuss/brainstorm in their books why sugars, mineral ions and water are important to the plant. The answers can then be revealed to them.
The final activity is a past-paper 6 mark question, pupils will need to attempt to answer this on their own, at the back of their books for an extra challenge!
Plenary activity is to complete a summary of what the students have learnt that lesson, a list of key words will be provided to help them complete this task.
All resources are included in the PowerPoint, any questions please ask me via the comments section. Any feedback of this lesson would be much appreciated :) thank you!