Flowering & Non-Flowering Plants

 Lesson Plan of Plants (Flowering & Non-Flowering Plants)

                         General Science Grade V

                          Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Compare flowering & non-flowering plants.
·         Classify the flowering plants into two major groups and give examples of each group.


Information for Teachers

·                  Some plants produce flowers and are called flowering plants e. g. orange, apple, wheat, rice, rose   etc.
·                  Some plants don’t produce flowers and are called non-flowering plants e. g. ferns, conifers etc.
·                All the flowering plants produce seeds in their life cycles. Their seeds are surrounding by the fruit.     They usually have broad leaves.
·             All non-flowering plants don’t produce seeds. Conifers are the non-flowering plants that produce seeds. Their seeds are not covered with fruit. They usually have needle-like leaves.

                                     Material / Resources

                           Pictures of flowering & non-flowering plants, textbook.




                                           Worm up Activity

·         Recall students’ previous knowledge through questions like:
         —What do you mean by classification?
         —Why do we classify animals?
        —Can we classify plants also?
·         After students’ response announce the today’s topic.

                                        DevelopmentFlowering & Non-Flowering Plants

   Activity 1

·         Arrange the students into appropriate number of groups.
·         Give pictures of different plants to each groups.
·         Ask each group to observe the plants shown in the pictures.
·         Students should discuss the visible structure and different parts of the plants within the group.
·         Ask students to share their own knowledge about these plants within group.
·         Ask the groups to share the important observations with the whole class (one member from each group will present the observations).
·         Initiate and guide the class discussion through interactive questioning:
     –How the plants are different from one another? (Expected response: They are different in sizes. They are different in shapes. Some plants have flowers and fruits while some don’t have.)
* Ask them on what basis we can classify them.(Expected response: shape, size and presence of flowers).
* Conclude the activity by explaining the first level of the classification of plants i. e. flowering and non-flowering plants.

    Activity 2

·         Write the main characteristics of the two groups on board and fill it by the students’ response.
Flowering Plants
Non-flowering Plants
Produce Flower
Not present
Produce in All
Not produce in all
Usually Broad
Usually narrow
Rose, Apple, Wheat
Ferns, conifers

                                                 Sum up / Conclusion

·         Plants are classified into two major groups i. e. flowering and non- flowering plants.
·         All the flowering plants produce seeds in their life cycle. Their seeds are surrounded by fruits. They usually have broad leaves.
·         The non-flowering plants don’t produce seeds. There seeds are not covered with fruit. They usually needle like leaves.


·         Ask the following questions to the students:
—What are the two major groups of plants?
—How the seeds of flowering plants are different from the seeds of some non- flowering plants?
—In what respects the flowering and non-flowering plants are similar?
—Name one flowering and one non-flowering plant used in our daily life.
—In which areas of Pakistan non-flowering plants are usually found?
·         Involve the students in solving the questions given at the end of chapter / unit in textbook.

                                                         Follow up

·         Ask the students to go for a nature walk in their surroundings with their parents and collect samples (for example leaves) from the flowering and non-flowering plants.




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