Lesson Plan

Latin Roots

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Grade Level:
Fourth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Subject:
Art, Biology: Plants, Botany, Language Arts
Duration:
30 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
Colorado Science:
4th grade 2.1, 5th grade 2.1
Colorado World Languages:
Novice-Low 3.1
Keywords:
latin, scientific name, taxonomy

Overview

Students will learn how scientists name new species of plants while creating a new one of their own.

Objective(s)

Students will learn how scientists name new species of plants while creating a new one of their own.

Background

Explore Great Sand Dunes' web page on plants to find the plant list which includes both common and scientific names.

Materials

Fictitious Scientific Name Generator, paper, drawing and coloring materials

Procedure

Vocabulary

genus, habitat, species