Presentation on theme: "The Importance of Leaves"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Importance of Leaves Chapter #19The Importance of Leaves
2 Chapter 19.1 Notes Blade- thin, flat part of leaf. Stalk-usually joins the leaf to the stem.Midrib-is the main vein of the leaf.BladeMidribStalk
3 Leaves are arranged in 3 different ways. Alternate Opposite Whorled
4 Waxy layer- protective layer, protects from water loss & insects. Epidermis-is the outer layer of cells of a plant.Palisade layer- the layer of long, green cells below the upper epidermis (makes most of food).Spongy layer- below palisade layer is a layer of round, green cells. Has air spaces.Stoma- is a small pore or opening in the epidermis allows air and water to go in and out.Guard cells- are green cells that change the size of stoma in a leaf. Found on either side of stoma.
6 Transpiration- the process of water passing out through the stomata of leaves. Wilting- is when a plant loses water faster than it can be replaced.
7 Chapter 19.2 NotesPhotosynthesis- is the process in which plants use water, carbon dioxide, and energy from the sun to make food6 CO2 + 6H2O C6H12O6 + 6O2Carbon dioxide + water = sugar + oxygenSunlightFinal ProductWaste ProductRaw materials
8 Chapter 19.3 NotesFood chain- always start with the sun…then a producer (green plant)Leaves are used for food, flavorings, spices, and making drugs…Digitals-drug used to treat heart disease.
9 Common pigments colors in leaves RedYellowGreenWhy do leaves change color?Flow of sap in the stem slows downTemperature dropsLess sunlightChlorophyll breaks downOther pigments show through
10 “Food Chain”. December 12, 2006. http://salina-int. dearbornschools “Alder Leaf”. December 11,2006.“Leaf arrangement pictures (3)”. December 11,“Leaf cross section”. December 12,“Maple Leaves in Fall”. December 12,
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