Powerpoint TemplatesPage 2 Think About It: Have you ever wondered if plants were really alive? Indeed they are—if you look deep inside a living plant, you will find a busy and complex organism. Plants move materials, grow, repair themselves, and constantly respond to the environment. Their cells and tissues work together in very effective ways. The leaves of this sundew plant are adapted to capture and digest live prey.
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 3 Seed Plant Structure 1.Roots -Transport these water/nutrients to the rest of the plant - Store food - Anchor against forces such as wind/rain 2. Stems - Support system for the plant body - Transport system that carries nutrients - Defensive system that protects - Produce leaves and reproductive organs (flowers) 3. Leaves - Main photosynthetic organs -Stomata -Cuticle
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 4 Stems Adaptations for water transport: Vascular tissue – transports water and food to all cells of the plant Xylem - system of microscopic water pipes to transport water from roots to leaves Phloem – transports food made during photosynthesis and nutrients to where they are needed in the plant
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 5 Leaves Adaptations for water conservation: Cuticle – waxy outer layer –Water proofing –Protect plant from microorganism invasion Stomata – openings on the surface of leaves –Allow carbon dioxide and oxygen exchange (photosynthesis) –Controls evaporation of water