Presentation on theme: "Constructing a Plant Lab Power Point for Pre-lab"— Presentation transcript:
1 Constructing a Plant Lab Power Point for Pre-lab What is the function of a root, stem, and leaf in a plant?How are roots, stems, and leaves adapted for the plant’s environment?
2 Roots: Function A. Anchor plant in soil B. Absorb water and minerals C. Store carbohydrates or waterExamples of storage roots:Carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes.
3 Roots: Types of RootsTaproot: The primary root becomes the largest root.What is the advantage of having a tap root?Fibrous Root: The primary root develops into numerous small roots and branches out.What is the advantage of having a fibrous root?
4 Roots: Types of Roots Continued Adventitious Roots - specialized roots that grow from stems and leaves.Ex: prop roots of cornWhat is the advantage of having adventitious roots?
5 Stem: Function A. Transportation – transport water and nutrients. Xylem - transports water and nutrients from roots to leaves (upwards)Phloem - conducts products of photosynthesis throughout the plantB. Storage – store water and nutrientsC. Support – leaves
7 Leaves: Function Photosynthesis: Leaves use light energy, carbon dioxide and water to make carbohydrates.B. Gas & Water Exchange:Plants have stomata that open or close for gas and water exchange with the environment.Stomata
9 Diversity of Plants How will you Design your Plant? What role does the environmenthave on plantadaptations?
10 Medicinal Uses Of Plants Treatment for heart attack and strokeSoothes an uneasy stomachTreats acne, psoriasis and can be used as a diuretic. Also tasty in salads!Provides salicylic acid used to make aspirinLowers cholesterol, reduces blood clots, improves the immune system and may prevent cancerUsed by Native Americans to fight asthma and hepatitisSoothes blisters and sunburnUsed to treat urinary tract infections, diarrhea and arthritis, and can be used as sun block.Great for motion sicknessTreats cough and chest congestionGingerWillow barkPeppermintAspen barkCayenne pepperCedar treeAloeDandelionOreganoGarlic
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