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Ch 4: Understanding Plant Reproduction

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Support your study of plants and flowers using these video and text lessons. Reinforce your current knowledge or learn new facts about plant reproduction to prepare for tests, write a term paper or simply to supplement your classroom materials.

Understanding Plant Reproduction - Chapter Summary

In what ways do plants reproduce? What are the parts of a flower and what roles do each part play in reproducing? These are among the topics covered in these lessons. You'll find detailed explanations, examples and illustrations of everything from asexual plant reproduction to seed germination. Once you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Cite the pros and cons of asexual reproduction in plants
  • Name the reproductive structures of flowers and what each structure does
  • Explain types of pollination and what is involved in this process
  • List pollination methods
  • Describe plant fertilization and how it contributes to the reproduction process
  • Define and explain the development of endosperm
  • Detail how seeds germinate

Teachers experienced in areas of biology, environmental science and high school science education have prepared these brief but informative lessons, which are designed to simplify the material for quick review and better understanding. Each lesson contains a self-assessment quiz so you can determine how much you have learned and if you still need to review any topics. Track your progress through this chapter on your handy Dashboard.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Understanding Plant Reproduction
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Asexual Reproduction in Plants: Advantages, Disadvantages & Types

1. Asexual Reproduction in Plants: Advantages, Disadvantages & Types

Plants are successful because they have evolved to have a variety of ways to reproduce. In this lesson, we will examine asexual reproduction in plants to learn the types, as well as the pros and cons of this means of reproduction.

An Angiosperm Life Cycle: Flowering Plant Reproduction

2. An Angiosperm Life Cycle: Flowering Plant Reproduction

When you think of how plants reproduce, you probably think of flowers. We will look at how flowering plants use specialized reproductive structures to complete an alternation of generations life cycle.

Flowers: Structure and Function of Male & Female Components

3. 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.

What Is Pollination in Plants? - Definition & Types

4. What Is Pollination in Plants? - Definition & Types

This lesson will focus on the important process of pollination in plants. The lesson will also explain the types of pollination and how the environment and animals are involved in pollination.

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.

Plant Fertilization: Process & Definition

6. 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.

Endosperm: Definition, Function & Development

7. Endosperm: Definition, Function & Development

Of all the times you've eaten popcorn, how many times have you actually stopped to think about what you're eating? Popcorn is a seed in which the center of the endosperm has been turned inside out. Learn more about endosperms in this lesson.

How Seeds Germinate: Definition & Explanation

8. How Seeds Germinate: Definition & Explanation

Plants function on a rather complex level when compared to other organisms. One of the ways plants reproduce is through seeds. Those seeds must germinate to grow into plants. We will look at the process of seed germination here.

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