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Ch 3: Overview of Plant Structure & Development

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Ensure you understand the basic concepts of plant development and structure with our engaging chapter. These lessons and quizzes can help prepare you for an upcoming test, get through your homework or get caught up in your classes.

Overview of Plant Structure & Development - Chapter Summary

In this fun chapter, our instructors explain the different parts of flowers and provide some fun facts about these members of the plant world. Additional lessons discuss the stems and roots of a flower, how they are structured and their functions. You will learn about the essential things that need to be present in order for a plant to grow, as well as what makes a plant become strong.

Other topics cover chlorophyll, chloroplast and how seeds travel to different places through a process called dispersal. After you work through this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe how flowers reproduce
  • Identify the parts of a leaf
  • Explain the process of photosynthesis
  • Detail how plants respirate
  • Discuss what makes a plant grow from a seed

Our short, fun text and video lessons help make studying easy and interesting while keeping your attention as you work. The entire chapter makes a great test prep guide, but you can review only the lessons that you need to. You can skip ahead in any video lesson to a specific topic just by using the video tabs function in the Timeline. The most important keywords and topics are covered on the printable lesson transcripts if you like to study offline.

11 Lessons in Chapter 3: Overview of Plant Structure & Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Flower Lesson for Kids: Parts & Facts

1. Flower Lesson for Kids: Parts & Facts

Like humans, flowers come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. They also have male and female parts, which help flowers spread their seeds and make more flowers just like them. In this lesson, we will learn about the different parts of a flower.

Parts of a Flower Carpel

2. Parts of a Flower Carpel

The reason that many plants produce flowers is for reproduction. In this lesson, you will learn about the structure and function of the carpel - the female reproductive part of a flower.

Roots & Stems: Structure & Function

3. Roots & Stems: Structure & Function

You have probably pulled a plant out of the ground by its stalk (stem) to reveal the jumbled mess of roots below, but do you know how roots and stems help a plant stay alive? Learn what is inside roots and stems and what they do.

Parts of a Leaf: Lesson for Kids

4. Parts of a Leaf: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever picked a leaf up off the ground and wondered what all the different parts are called? Although a leaf might look very simple, it is actually made up of complex parts! In this lesson, we'll talk about all the main parts of a leaf.

How Plants Grow: Lesson for Kids

5. How Plants Grow: Lesson for Kids

There are many things that have to happen in order for a plant to grow. This lesson will teach you what to do to make sure your plant grows strong and healthy.

Photosynthesis Lesson for Kids: Process & Steps

6. Photosynthesis Lesson for Kids: Process & Steps

Did you know plants can make their own food? Plants use a process called photosynthesis to make food and oxygen. Learn how plants use carbon dioxide, water and light to run photosynthesis.

Chlorophyll Lesson for Kids

7. Chlorophyll Lesson for Kids

Did you know that plants are like chefs? They use a variety of ingredients to make their own food! Finish this lesson to find out more about the green pigment that not only gives plants their color but is also an important ingredient in their favorite recipe.

Chloroplast Lesson for Kids

8. Chloroplast Lesson for Kids

Green plants can make their own food! Does that surprise you? Because of a tiny structure known as a chloroplast, plants can be pretty independent. What's even more impressive is that you need a microscope to see chloroplasts, because they are very small.

Plant Respiration Lesson for Kids

9. Plant Respiration Lesson for Kids

This lesson teaches you about plant respiration, how it is different from photosynthesis, what is needed for it to occur within plants, and all about how it works.

Germination of Seeds Lesson for Kids

10. Germination of Seeds Lesson for Kids

Seed germination is an important phase of a plant's life. In this lesson, we're going to learn what is inside a seed and what it takes to make seeds grow. Then, test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Seed Dispersal Lesson for Kids: Facts & Methods

11. Seed Dispersal Lesson for Kids: Facts & Methods

Have you ever looked at all the plants, trees and flowers outside and wondered how they all got there? This lesson will teach you the ways seeds travel from their parent plant.

Chapter Practice Exam
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