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Ch 33: ORELA General Science: Plant Structures & Functions

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The Plant Structures & Functions chapter explores an assortment of information you could be asked about when taking the ORELA General Science exam. Refresh your memory across the chapter's numerous engaging lessons.

ORELA General Science: Plant Structures & Functions - Chapter Summary

You will get a thorough review of various plant types and key characteristics throughout this chapter. The videos and text transcripts take aim at the following topics to help ensure your readiness for ORELA General Science exam questions:

  • Kinds of tropisms
  • Stomata and the structure of leaves
  • The five different groups of fungi
  • Structure and function of the ovum
  • Vascular plants and nonvascular plants
  • Primary root tissue, root hairs and the vascular cylinder
  • Angiosperm characteristics and common examples

After spending a few minutes with a video lesson, you'll have a good idea of your familiarity with the content being discussed. The readily available practice quizzes matched with each lesson give you an accurate assessment of your expertise.

Objectives of the ORELA General Science: Plant Structures & Functions Chapter

The score you receive when you take the ORELA General Science test is used to evaluate your readiness for teaching in Oregon. Your review of this chapter will get you ready for some questions that would be fair game according to the targets of the Life Science content domain on the exam. The multiple-choice questions stemming from this particular content area collectively amount to about 25% of your score on the test.

10 Lessons in Chapter 33: ORELA 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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