Structures and Functions Matching Cards Activity

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This activity is designed for teaching the functions of basic plant structures. The activity uses two types of matching cards containing either

a) Structures - depictions of plant structures

b) Functions - descriptions of the function of plant structures

 Using the downloadable PDF (including instructions for printing) you can make one set of cards per student or per student group, and students can cut out their own cards.

 This activity can stand on its own, or if  you are teaching the Investigating Brassicas Around the World lesson, you can extend this activity by instructing students to match their Structure/Function pairs with the Brassica vegetables they observed in the lesson. 

This activity can also be used to begin a discussion about how plant breeding focuses on different plant structures, which has contributed to the variation we observe in different Brassica vegetables.

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Plant structures and functions matching game
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The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
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