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Ch 31: Plant Biology & Structure

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn about plant biology, including plant parts and how they function. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Plant Biology and Structure - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Demystify plant biology and structure in this series of lessons led by a qualified life science instructor. Learn about different kinds of plants and their parts. Find out more about how plants function, how they pollinate, and what their benefit is to other plants and people. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define two kinds of classifications of plants
  • Describe the structure of a leaf
  • Describe the structure of roots and stems
  • Explain nitrogen fixation and why it's important
  • Describe how male and female flowers differ
  • Explain how pollination happens

Video Objective
Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot, and Dicot Plants Describe the physical characteristics that differentiate a vascular plant from a nonvascular plant, and a monocot plant from a dicot plant.
Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade, and Spongy Layers Identify the parts of a leaf, and discuss their characteristics.
Roots and Stems: Structure and Function Describe what roots and stems are and how they work.
Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans Describe the process of nitrogen fixation and why the capture of free nitrogen matters matters to living things.
Flowers: Structure and Function of Male and Female Components Discuss the parts of flowers, and identify the differences among male and female plants.
Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships Name the methods by which pollination can occur, and describe the relationship between typical pollinators and flowers.

6 Lessons in Chapter 31: Plant Biology & Structure
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Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot & Dicot Plants

1. 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.

Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers

2. 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.

Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans

3. Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans

Almost 80% of our atmosphere is nitrogen, but we can't use it. We will look at how this unusable nitrogen is converted into a form we can use and why nitrogen is important to plants and humans.

Flowers: Structure and Function of Male & Female Components

4. Flowers: Structure and Function of Male & Female Components

In this lesson, we'll look at the parts of a flower and learn their functions. These natural beauties provide indispensable services to the plants they adorn.

Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships

5. Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships

Ever wonder why bees are attracted to specific flowers? We will look at why certain animals are drawn to certain plants and other methods of pollination in this lesson.

Roots & Stems: Structure & Function

6. 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.

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