Ch 32: General Science: Plant Structures & Functions

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The state of Arizona has replaced the AEPA General Science test with the NES General Science exam. The activities of this chapter have been compiled to help you review the different types and structures of plants and fungi as you prepare for this certification exam.

AEPA General Science: Plant Structures & Functions - Chapter Summary

This chapter will provide you with the opportunity to follow along with professional instructors as they explain the functions of different plant structures and the characteristics that differentiate nonvascular plants, vascular plants and fungi. Follow along with these instructors in a series of short, engaging lesson videos assembled to aid in your studies for questions on the National Evaluation Series (NES) General Science certification exam related to the:

  • Characteristics of nonvascular plants, vascular plants, and fungi
  • Diversity of fungi
  • Angiosperms
  • Structure of the ovum
  • Stomata and structures of leaves
  • Root structures
  • Phototropic, geotropic and thigmotropic growth

Take advantage of the versatility of these lessons by watching them on your mobile devices or reading the lesson transcripts that accompany them. After these lessons test your understanding of the material presented by taking the lesson quizzes, either electronically or on the printable worksheets. If you find topics you don't understand, return to the key terms in the lesson transcripts or the locations of the lessons that discussed your areas of weakness via video tags.

10 Lessons in Chapter 32: General Science: Plant Structures & Functions
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Nonvascular Plants: Examples, Definition & Characteristics

1. 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

2. 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.

What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics

3. What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics

In this lesson, we will examine the group of organisms known as the fungi. This group includes the familiar organisms mushrooms, yeasts and molds. We will look at several major characteristics of fungi, as well as a few disease-causing fungi.

The Diversity of Fungi

4. The Diversity of Fungi

The Fungi Kingdom is unique and quite diverse. In this video lesson, you'll learn about the different groups of fungi and see how fungi are much more than just mushrooms and molds!

Angiosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Examples

5. Angiosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Examples

Flowering plants are also known as angiosperms. In this lesson, we will explore this vast group of plants to learn what sets them apart from other types of plants and how they survive.

Ovum: Definition, Function & Structure

6. Ovum: Definition, Function & Structure

Sexually reproducing organisms require an egg and a sperm to create new life. This is the story of the egg (or ovum), the female sex cell and one of the most crucial elements of biological diversity.

Stomata of Plants: Function, Definition & Structure

7. Stomata of Plants: Function, Definition & Structure

Did you know that plants 'breathe' through their leaves? Tiny openings called stomata allow plants to exchange gases necessary for cellular processes, such as photosynthesis.

Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers

8. Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers

Leaves may look pretty in the fall when they are changing colors, but they also provide many necessary functions for plants. In this lesson, we will explore the structures and functions of leaves.

Primary Root Tissue, Root Hairs and the Plant Vascular Cylinder

9. Primary Root Tissue, Root Hairs and the Plant Vascular Cylinder

Roots of plants can provide support, food and water. We will look at diagrams and photos to see the different parts of roots in order to explain these different functions.

Tropisms: Phototropic, Geotropic and Thigmotropic Plant Growth

10. 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.

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