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Ch 18: AP Biology - Plant Reproduction and Growth: Help and Review

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The Plant Reproduction and Growth chapter of this AP Biology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master plant biology. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of plant reproduction and growth.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP Biology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP Biology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding plant life cycles and how plants reproduce and grow
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about plant reproduction and growth
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the plant reproduction and growth chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the plant reproduction and growth exam to be prepared.
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a plant reproduction and growth unit of a standard AP Biology course. Topics covered include:

  • Gametophytes and sporophytes
  • Life cycles of angiosperms, ferns, gymnosperms and mosses
  • Asexual plant reproduction
  • Photoperiodicity
  • Plant hormones

13 Lessons in Chapter 18: AP Biology - Plant Reproduction and Growth: Help and Review
Alternation of Generations: The Gametophyte and Sporophyte

1. Alternation of Generations: The Gametophyte and Sporophyte

Even though many plants seem simple, they often have very complex life cycles. We will look at how plants alternate between different life stages as well as the terms used to describe these unique points in their life cycle.

A Moss Life Cycle: Dominant Gametophyte

2. A Moss Life Cycle: Dominant Gametophyte

Mosses are unique because they spend most of their lives with only one set of genetic material rather than the normal two sets. We will look at this cycle and how the alternation of generations takes place in these non-vascular plants.

A Fern Life Cycle: Plant Reproduction Without Flowers or Seeds

3. A Fern Life Cycle: Plant Reproduction Without Flowers or Seeds

Ferns are able to reproduce without using seeds. We will look at how ferns reproduce as well as the pattern of alternating between diploid and haploid life stages.

A Gymnosperm Life Cycle: Reproduction of Plants with 'Naked Seeds'

4. A Gymnosperm Life Cycle: Reproduction of Plants with 'Naked Seeds'

Some plants, such as pine trees, are able to reproduce with unprotected seeds. We will look at the major structures involved in this form of alternation of generations in gymnosperms.

An Angiosperm Life Cycle: Flowering Plant Reproduction

5. An Angiosperm Life Cycle: Flowering Plant Reproduction

When you think of how plants reproduce, you probably think of flowers. We will look at how flowering plants use specialized reproductive structures to complete an alternation of generations life cycle.

Asexual Plant Reproduction: Vegetative Propagation and Bulbs

6. Asexual Plant Reproduction: Vegetative Propagation and Bulbs

Not all plants make attractive flowers in order to reproduce. Some plants will not make seeds and pollen either. These plants have other ways to create new offspring. We will look at a few key methods of vegetative propagation.

Tropisms: Phototropic, Geotropic and Thigmotropic Plant Growth

7. Tropisms: Phototropic, Geotropic and Thigmotropic Plant Growth

Animals aren't the only things that can respond to the environment. While plants may seem inanimate at times, they, too, can respond to the environment in order to better survive.

Photoperiodicity: Short-day, Long-day and Day-Neutral Plants

8. Photoperiodicity: Short-day, Long-day and Day-Neutral Plants

Ever wonder why some plants will bloom in the spring but others in the summer? The length of daylight can influence when a flower will bloom. We will look at how the amount of sunlight regulates when plants produce flowers.

Seasonal Growth Cycles: Perennial, Annual and Biennial Plants

9. Seasonal Growth Cycles: Perennial, Annual and Biennial Plants

We continue to grow and change throughout our entire lives, living through many seasons and years. Plants have different patterns of growth and development regarding seasons, which we will look at in this lesson.

Plant Hormones: Chemical Control of Growth and Reproduction

10. Plant Hormones: Chemical Control of Growth and Reproduction

We most often think of hormones as things that control our actions and development. However, even plants have these chemicals to help regulate growth and reproduction.

Asexual Reproduction: Definition & Overview

11. Asexual Reproduction: Definition & Overview

In this lesson you will explore the many varied forms of asexual reproduction used by plants, bacteria, yeasts and animals that results in offspring that are genetic clones of the parent organism.

Carotenoids: Definition, Function & Benefits

12. Carotenoids: Definition, Function & Benefits

Carotenoids are a group of pigments that are responsible for the rich colors found in many fruits and vegetables. Let's learn more about the health benefits and importance of carotenoids!

What Is Grafting? - Definition & Methods

13. What Is Grafting? - Definition & Methods

Grafting is a technique used by farmers and scientists to attach the tissue of one plant to the tissue of another. It allows for asexual reproduction of plants, and for making some neat new decorations for your yard!

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