Ch 21: Glencoe Biology Chapter 21: Introduction to Plants

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The Introduction to Plants chapter of this Glencoe Biology companion course helps students learn the essential lessons of plant biology. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Introduction to Plants textbook chapter.

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Students will learn about:

  • Evolution of plants and fungi
  • Vascular and nonvascular plants
  • Monocot and dicot plants
  • The life cycle of moss
  • Ferns' life cycle
  • The life cycle of gemnosperms
  • Seasonal growth cycles

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9 Lessons in Chapter 21: Glencoe Biology Chapter 21: Introduction to Plants
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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.

Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot & Dicot Plants

2. 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.

Nonvascular Plants: Examples, Definition & Characteristics

3. 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.

A Moss Life Cycle: Dominant Gametophyte

4. 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.

Vascular Plants: Examples, Types & Characteristics

5. 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.

A Fern Life Cycle: Plant Reproduction Without Flowers or Seeds

6. 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'

7. 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.

Seasonal Growth Cycles: Perennial, Annual and Biennial Plants

8. 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.

What Is Transpiration in Plants? - Definition, Rate & Process

9. What Is Transpiration in Plants? - Definition, Rate & Process

Did you know that plants 'sweat?' Transpiration is both an important and costly process for plants, and it requires that a delicate balance between it and other necessary cellular processes be maintained.

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