Ch 2: Plant Structures & Systems

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Get all the information you need about plant structures and systems utilizing the fun lessons, short quizzes and practice exam in this chapter. Access these and other resources to enhance your ability to earn a course credit, improve your grades or pass an upcoming test.

Plant Structures & Systems - Chapter Summary

Plants are complex living things made up of a variety of structures and systems. Feel confident that you fully understand them with help from this entertaining chapter. Short lessons give you insight into various types of plants, their parts and functions, and much more. After reviewing this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Identify the parts of a plant, and discuss types, functions, parts and structures of plant stems
  • Describe the structure and types of leaves
  • Detail the reproduction, fertilization and angiosperm diversity of flowering plants
  • List and describe types of fruit
  • Discuss angiosperm systems of classification and types of families
  • Define meristematic tissue, and discuss the structure and function of permanent tissues in plants
  • Explain the function and structure of plant epidermis
  • Share the definitions of monocotyledon plants and dicot

Don't let a busy schedule deter you from learning all you can about plant structures and systems. This chapter accommodates all schedules, enabling you to access lessons 24/7 from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Also, feel free to take self-assessment quizzes to save time as you determine which lessons you need to review. Gauge your overall comprehension of this chapter by taking the practice exam.

15 Lessons in Chapter 2: Plant Structures & Systems
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What are the Parts of a Plant?

1. What are the Parts of a Plant?

Ever look at a plant and wonder what each specific part is? A plant has two basic plant parts: the shoot and root systems. In this lesson, you'll learn and be able to identify each individual plant part within the shoot and root systems.

Plant Stem: Function, Types & Parts

2. Plant Stem: Function, Types & Parts

Have you ever wondered how a plant stays upright without falling over? In this lesson you will learn the different parts of a plant stem. In addition, you will learn the function of the plant stem. Test your knowledge at the end with a quiz.

Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers

3. 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.

Types of Leaves: Structure & Arrangement

4. Types of Leaves: Structure & Arrangement

In this lesson, we'll learn about the two major types of leaves and the properties and structures that differentiate them from one another. We'll also identify the leaves found on some common trees and plants.

Flowering Plants: Reproduction & Fertilization

5. Flowering Plants: Reproduction & Fertilization

Some plants use flowers to reproduce. The flowers contain all the parts needed for the reproduction process. This lesson explains how all of these parts are used to create the next generation of flowering plants.

Types of Fruit: True, False & Parthenocarpic

6. Types of Fruit: True, False & Parthenocarpic

Why do plants make fruits? What makes a fruit, a fruit? In this lesson, we'll discuss the purpose of fruit and the structures that make up a fruit, as well as differentiate between types of fruit.

Angiosperm Systems of Classification

7. Angiosperm Systems of Classification

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the three major systems (artificial, natural, and phylogenetic) that have historically been used to classify angiosperm plants.

Flowering Plants: Description & Angiosperm Diversity

8. Flowering Plants: Description & Angiosperm Diversity

Flowering plants are known as angiosperms, and angiosperms come in all shapes and sizes. This lesson will begin outlining some of the traits held by all plants within this group, as well as look at some of their differences.

Angiosperm Families: Types & Descriptions

9. Angiosperm Families: Types & Descriptions

Angiosperms are a large, diverse group of plants. This lesson will hone in on a few families that can be found within the angiosperms, which are flowering plants.

Meristematic Tissue: Definition & Function

10. Meristematic Tissue: Definition & Function

Have you ever wondered if a plant grows from the top or the bottom? Or how it gets bigger around? In this lesson, we'll explore the role of meristematic tissue in plant growth.

Permanent Tissues in Plants: Structure & Function

11. Permanent Tissues in Plants: Structure & Function

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the three types of permanent tissues in plants: simple, complex, and specialized. After going through this lesson, you'll be able to compare and contrast these tissues and describe examples of each.

Plant Epidermis: Function & Structure

12. Plant Epidermis: Function & Structure

How do plants protect their internal parts from damage and disease? A specialized layer of cells called the epidermis covers the entire plant, and it serves a variety of functions that make it essential to plant survival.

Structure of Plant Stems: Vascular and Ground Tissue

13. Structure of Plant Stems: Vascular and Ground Tissue

You can determine the age of a tree by looking at its rings. In this lesson, we will look at the basic structures of stems and explore what causes the rings in a tree trunk.

Monocotyledon Plants: Examples, Definition & Pictures

14. Monocotyledon Plants: Examples, Definition & Pictures

One way that botanists classify plants is by examining their structures. In this lesson, we are going to learn about a group of plants known as monocotyledons to gain an understanding of their characteristics.

Dicot: Cross Section, Definition & Plant Examples

15. Dicot: Cross Section, Definition & Plant Examples

Dicots are one of the two major types of flowering plants and are characterized by having 2-seed leaves, or cotyledons. In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify a dicot and explore some common examples.

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