Driver's Fabulous Fourth Grade

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4.4 Plants

  1. Roots anchor a plant and take water and nutrients from the soil. 
  2. Plant stems provide support and allow movement of water and nutrients.
  3. Plants can be divided into two general groups: those that produce seeds and those that produce spores.
  4. Many seed-producing plants have roots, stems, leaves, and flowers.
  5. Seeds vary greatly in size.  Orchids, for example, produce seeds as small as dust particles.  The coconut is one of the largest seeds in the plant kingdom.
  6. Pollination is part of the reproductive process of flowering plants
  7. Pollination is the process by which pollen is transferred from the stamens to the stigma at the top of the pistil. 
  8. The stamen is the male part of the flower. 
  9. The pistil is the female part of the flower.
  10. Some plants reproduce with spores.  These include ferns and mosses.
  11. Green plants produce their own food through the process of photosynthesis.
  12. Green plants use chlorophyll to produce (sugar), using carbon dioxide , water, and sunlight.
  13. Oxygen is released during photosynthesis.
  14. Plants adapt to changes in their environment in order to survive.
  15. Dormancy is a plant adaptation.  Dormancy is a period of suspended life processes brought on by changes in the environment.