Presentation on theme: "Mini pace plants introduction"— Presentation transcript:
1Mini pace plants introduction Please take out your science journal!
2BIOLOGY OF PLANTS Plants are alive, just like people and animals. How do we know this?Living things all do certain things:They grow and die.They need energy, nutrients, air, and water.They produce young.They are made up of cells.They react to what's around them.
3… a baby plant... a hard case to protect the plant... food to last until the plant sprouts... even a complete set of instructions!
4What is a seed?A seed is a miniature plant with a protective cover in a suspended (paused) state of development. Most seeds contain a built-in food supply called endosperm (an orchid is an exception). The endosperm can be made up of proteins, carbohydrates, or fats.
5What Do Seeds Need to Start to Grow? Seeds wait to germinate until three needs are met:Watercorrect temperature (warmth)a good location (such as in soil)During its early stages of growth,the seedling relies upon the foodsupplies stored within it in theseed until it is large enough forits own leaves to begin makingfood through photosynthesis.
6What’s next?The seedling's roots push down into the soil to anchor the new plant and to absorb water and minerals from the soil.Its stem with new leaves pushes up toward the light.The germination stage ends when a shoot emerges from the soil. But the plant is not done growing. It's just started. Plants need water, warmth, nutrients from the soil, and light to continue to grow.Germination in Action
7What is a cotyledon? cot·y·le·don ˌkätlˈēdn/ nounBotany noun: cotyledon; plural noun: cotyledonsan embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants, one or more of which are the first leaves to appear from a germinating seed.Mono = 1Monocot = 1 embryonic leafDi = 2Dicot = 2 embryonic leaves
14Why do you need to know about plants? You will be designing an experiment and collecting data over the next 6 weeks. This experiment will give you a brief preview of PACE in 8th grade.What is our question?How can you as a 7th grader alter plant growth to make the plant grow faster?
15Mini pace projectYou can choose to work with a partner of your choice BUT if you are not on task you will continue on your own.You can also choose to work alone.You must think of a pace experiment that is changing only one variable for one plant and keeping the other plant a constant.
16ResearchYou, or you and your partner, are going to have to do a little research on your own. You may refer to the notes you just took during this PowerPoint. You may also use your phone/IPOD to look up more information.You are going to have to find out what plants need to live and survive.What could you alter/change that you think would make it grow better?You may alter only 1 variable!You will also have to determine what materials you are going to need.
17You will need to bring…Something to put your plants in. They can be recycled water bottles, 2 liter bottles, small pots, or what ever you decide to use. The 2 containers MUST be exactly the same to keep them as a constant in your experiment.6 bean or corn seedsPotting soil (not dirt) to fill up your pots. It must be the same brand and quantity to keep the growing medium constant.
18MaterialsI will be providing a place to keep your plant so that we can check and track data on a weekly basis.If you are in need of other materials you can check with me first to see what I have, after you have a question determined.