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Ch 20: Holt McDougal Biology Chapter 20: Plant Diversity

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The Plant Diversity chapter of this Holt McDougal Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with plant diversity. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Plant Diversity textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Plant Diversity chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the plant diversity topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • How plants evolved
  • The definition of vascular plants
  • Attributes of nonvascular plants
  • Types of classification of plants and growth cycles
  • The relationship between humans and plants

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6 Lessons in Chapter 20: Holt McDougal Biology Chapter 20: Plant Diversity
The Evolution of Plants and Fungi: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

1. The Evolution of Plants and Fungi: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

In early classification systems, plants and fungi were grouped together. While there are some similarities between these two kingdoms, there are some key differences that we will explore.

Nonvascular Plants: Examples, Definition & Characteristics

2. Nonvascular Plants: Examples, Definition & Characteristics

This lesson will explore the world of a small and simple type of plant known as a nonvascular plant. We'll also discuss types of nonvascular plants and their importance in the environment.

Vascular Plants: Examples, Types & Characteristics

3. Vascular Plants: Examples, Types & Characteristics

This lesson will explore the characteristics of a large group of plants known as vascular plants. The lesson will also focus on the different types of vascular plants and unique examples.

Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot & Dicot Plants

4. Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot & Dicot Plants

Plants may not seem like the most interesting things around, but they are definitely useful. In this lesson, we will explore the basic classification of plants and the unique characteristics of each group.

Seasonal Growth Cycles: Perennial, Annual and Biennial Plants

5. 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.

How Humans Use Plants

6. How Humans Use Plants

In this lesson, we will explore the importance of plants in our world. We will also learn many ways humans use them both commercially and in daily life.

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