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Students will learn:
- The processes involved in plant respiration
- Definitions for sporophytes and gametophytes
- The process of plant fertilization
- The male and female components of flowers
- Pros and cons of vegetative propagation
- The definition for transpiration
- Different kinds of tropisms
- Functions of a seed coat
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1. Plant Respiration: Definition & Process
Cellular respiration is essential to the survival of all plants and animals. In this lesson, we'll look at what plant respiration is, why it is important, and the three main phases involved in the process.
2. Sporophyte: Definition & Examples
Plants have a life cycle in which they alternate between a generation with one set of chromosomes in its cells and a generation called a sporophyte with two sets of chromosomes in its cells. In this lesson, learn more about plant sporophytes.
3. Gametophyte: Definition & Explanation
Wouldn't it be weird if humans had entire generations in which individuals had half the normal number of chromosomes in their cells? Plants actually have this generation, and it is called a gametophyte. Learn more about gametophytes in this lesson.
4. Plant Fertilization: Process & Definition
For you, pollen might just be a trigger for sneezing and watery eyes. But for plants, it's a vital ingredient in the reproductive process. Explore plant fertilization through this lesson, then test your knowledge of what you've learned.
5. 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.
6. Asexual Plant Reproduction: Vegetative Propagation and Bulbs
Not all plants make attractive flowers in order to reproduce. Some plants will not make seeds and pollen either. These plants have other ways to create new offspring. We will look at a few key methods of vegetative propagation.
7. Transpiration: Biology Lab
Transpiration, movement of water from the roots to shoots of a plant, is crucial to a plant's ability to maintain homeostasis. This lab examines both the mechanism of transpiration and the effects of the environment on this important process.
8. Tropisms: Phototropic, Geotropic and Thigmotropic Plant Growth
Animals aren't the only things that can respond to the environment. While plants may seem inanimate at times, they, too, can respond to the environment in order to better survive.
9. Seed Coat: Definition & Function
In this lesson, we'll take a look at the seed coat and how it works. We'll explore what a seed coat looks like, how it protects a seed, and why it is so very important to the successful germination of a plant embryo.
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