Lesson Overview: Students look at specimens of 9 plant species- grasses, wildflowers, shrubs, and trees- and examine their underground parts. They learn how these parts enable the plants to survive and/or thrive after fire.
Lesson Goal: To increase students’ understanding that many plants have underground parts that enable them to survive wildland fire and/or reproduce successfully after fire.
Objective: Given an opportunity to study, draw, and discuss the underground parts of botanical specimens:
- Students can draw an imaginary plant that contains at least two kinds of underground parts that enable it to survive wildland fire and/or reproduce afterward.
- Students can explain how the underground parts of their imaginary plants allow them to survive fire or reproduce afterward.