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Ch 58: Plant Tissues, Stems, Leaves & Roots

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Read the text lesson and watch the videos in this chapter to investigate the tissues that make up roots, stems and leaves in plants. This chapter can help you improve your class performance, prepare for exams, or just learn more about plants.

Plant Tissues, Stems, Leaves & Roots - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will help you find out more about the types of cells that make up the stems, leaves and roots of plants. You will study monocots and dicots, learn what root and vascular tissues are, examine various adaptations in plants and more. When you reach the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define and explain monocots and dicots
  • Describe the structure of ground and vascular tissue
  • Explain the layers that comprise leaf tissue
  • Identify and define the plant vascular cylinder, root tissue and root hairs
  • Discuss the function and definition of meristematic tissue
  • Tell what hydrophytes, mesophytes and xerophytes are

This study guide teaches you through a series of engaging and well-presented video and text lessons. Informative and interesting despite their brevity, they are designed to help you master the material quickly and effectively by allowing you to study in short, easy-to-digest bites. Each lesson has a brief quiz immediately following so you can check yourself. The chapter test gives you the means to test your overall mastery of the material, and the dashboard keeps you organized and on track.

7 Lessons in Chapter 58: Plant Tissues, Stems, Leaves & Roots
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Dicot: Cross Section, Definition & Plant Examples

1. 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.

Monocot: Definition, Function & Examples

2. Monocot: Definition, Function & Examples

Monocots are one of the two major types of flowering plants. Find out why these plants are important, and see some common examples, including plants you can find in your own backyard.

Structure of Plant Stems: Vascular and Ground Tissue

3. 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.

Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers

4. 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

5. 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.

Meristematic Tissue: Definition & Function

6. 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.

Plant Adaptations: Hydrophytes, Mesophytes & Xerophytes

7. Plant Adaptations: Hydrophytes, Mesophytes & Xerophytes

In this lesson, you'll learn about plant adaptations. You'll also learn about three of the most common types of plant adaptations: hydrophytes, mesophytes, and xerophytes.

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