Lesson plan

Chemistry of Living Things

Understand flower colour, plants smells, bee pheromones in terms of molecules.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)
Chemistry: Atoms, Molecules (3-7)

Do a selection of the activities to understand the molecules and chemical reactions underlying processes in living things.


For Tyee primary and lower intermediate classes I did flower colours, then posting game with plant molecule smells
For Tyee Ks I did flower colours, then smelled lilac, rosemary and lavender, discussing why they have these smells (to attract or repel insects).
For Tyee intermediates I did flower colour, then plant smell matches and molecules, then optional bee pheromone molecules.
Gordon Elementary did flower colours then posting game with smell molecules.

Could also add tastes

Grades taught
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Gr 6
Gr 7