8 Stem supports the plant above the ground transports water and nutrientsXylem - transports it up the plantPhloem - flows it down the plant
9 Leaves Blade - makes up the broad part of the leaf. Veins - transport nutrients and water.Petiole - connects the stem and the leaf.
10 Leaves are BusyPlants produce their own food through a process called photosynthesis.light and carbon dioxide are taken in.oxygen is released.
11 FlowerThe flowers are responsible for reproduction.
12 The Parts of a Flower A bud is a developing flower Sepal protect the bud
13 The Parts of a Flower Petals – usually colorful Sepal – protects the bud; sometimes they fall off after the flower is formed
14 The Parts of a Flower Pistil – female part Stigma – Sticky so the pollen will stick to it.Style – Tube like structure for supportOvary – Where the pollen goes down. It becomes the fruitOvule – Where the seed develops
15 The Parts of a Flower Stamen – male part Anther – Carries the pollen Filament – Supports the anther
16 Perfect – has both male and female parts on the same flower. Two Types of FlowersPerfect – has both male and female parts on the same flower.Imperfect – have only the male or only the female parts on the same flower.
17 Pollination1)The petals attract birds and insects by their color or smell.2)The bird or insect moves the pollen from the anther to the stigma.
18 Spreading the SeedsBirds and animals eat the fruit, which causes the seeds to be dispersed.Wind can also disperse seeds.
19 ProtectionPlants have developed several different forms of protection:ThornsPoison
20 BibliographyThe Great Plant Escape Accessed 5/17/10Happy Living MagazineAccessed 5/18/10Goggle Images Accessed 5/17/10Discovery Education, Accessed 6/09/10
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