Ch 37: Plant Structures & Functions - ORELA Middle Grades General Science

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Explore the engaging video lessons in this chapter to refresh your knowledge of plant structures and functions. In no time, you'll have the knowledge to address these topics on the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment.

Plant Structures & Functions - ORELA Middle Grades General Science - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive overview offers the information you need to answer questions related to plant structures and functions on the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment. After reviewing this chapter, you will be prepared to:

  • Define and identify the characteristics of vascular and nonvascular plants
  • Describe the types and characteristics of fungi
  • Analyze the diversity of fungi
  • Explain the characteristics of angiosperms
  • Provide the meaning, function and structure of ovum
  • Discuss the stomata of plants
  • Share an understanding of primary root tissue, root hairs and the plant vascular cylinder

Watch the video lessons in the order that works best for your studies. The expert instruction coupled with fun visual effects can ensure reviewing for the exam is both effective and entertaining.

Plant Structures & Functions - ORELA Middle Grades General Science Chapter Objectives

In Oregon, the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment is part of the licensure process to teach the subject in a middle school classroom. This chapter helps you study by exploring lessons found in the life science content domain, which constitutes approximately 25% of the total test.

The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is taken on a computer. Use the self-assessment quizzes in this chapter to get practice with questions that are similar in format and content to those you'll see on test day. You can also use the chapter exam to ensure you fully understand plant structures and functions. Utilizing these resources gets you closer to your goal of earning a passing score of 228 or higher on the assessment.

8 Lessons in Chapter 37: Plant Structures & Functions - ORELA Middle Grades General Science
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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.

Primary Root Tissue, Root Hairs and the Plant Vascular Cylinder

8. 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.

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