Plants for Food and Fiber

Unit Overview:

Humans have always depended on plants as a source of food and fibre, and to meet a variety of other needs. To better meet these needs, technologies have been developed for selecting and breeding productive plant varieties and for maximizing their growth by modifying growing environments.  Long-term sustainability requires an awareness of the practices humans use and an examination of the impacts of these practices on the larger environment.


FOCUSING QUESTIONS:

  1. How do we produce useful plants?
  2. What techniques do we use, what knowledge are these techniques based on, and how do we apply these techniques in a sustainable way?

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UNIT NOTES:
These notes are from EdQuest, a site for student information and resources for grade eight.  These are NOT my class notes, but they offer a great alternative with the same information.  To view the class notes, please visit the SECURED PAGE from the Science 7 menu at the top of this page.  You will need the password to view the secure page.

Section 1 – Plants and People
Section 2 – Seed plants, plant reproduction, and adaptation
Section 3 – Soil and Soil Practices
Section 4 – Increasing crop yield and weeds & pests

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 IMAGES AND MEDIA:
For a collection of videos, ones used in class and others, please visit my YouTube channel here for the Plants for Food and Fibre.
DIAGRAM – Reproductive structures of a plant (with labels)
DIAGRAM – Reproductive structures of a plant (no labels)

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