Parts of a Plant and Their FunctionsLifecycle of a Flowering Plant Please see Citations Slide for all photographs/diagrams references
Table of Contents • Learn about the Plant Parts • Learn about the Plant Part Functions • Learn about the Lifecycle of a Flowering Plant
Plant Parts • There are four plant parts that we are going to learn about. • Roots • Leaf • Stem • Flower
Plant Part: Roots • The first part we are going to learn about is the roots. • The roots anchor the plant into the ground.
Plant Part: Stem • The next part we are going to learn about is the stem. • The stem supports the plant. • Below is a picture of a plant’s stem.
Plant Part: Leaf • The third part of a plant we are going to learn about is the leaf. • The leaves come in many different shapes and sizes. • Below is a picture of a leaf.
Plant Part: Flower • The last part of a plant we are going to learn about is the flower. • The flower petals attract bees and insects to help pollinate. They also look pretty! • Below are some pictures of different shapes and sizes of flowers.
Functions of Each Plant Part • Now that you have learned and can identify each plant part. You are going to learn about the function of each plant part. • Function means a job. Each plant part has a very important job. • Ready? Lets go!
Function of a Root • The root anchorsthe plant into the soil. • It also takes in water and minerals from the soil.
Function of a Stem • The stem supports the upper part of the plant. • It also stores food for the plant like water and minerals from the stem.
Function of a Leaf • The leaves job is to make food through photosynthesis. • During photosynthesis, the leaves use light energy to change carbon dioxide and water into sugar (food for the plant).
Function of a Flower • The function of a flower is to make seeds. • Flowers are also important because they are part of the reproductive system of the plant. • The petals on the flower attract bees and other pollinators.
Lifecycle of a FloweringPlant • You have learned about plant parts and each of their functions. • Lastly you are going to learn about the life cycle of a flowering plant. • Ready? Let’s go!
1st Stage: Seed • The first stage is the seed. • The seed is either lying on the ground or just beneath the soil.
2nd Stage: Seed begins to sprout • If the conditions are right (just right amount of oxygen, water and warmth) the seed will begin to sprout.
3rd Stage: Developing the leaves and buds • After the seed has been planted, then sprouted, the stem begins to develop leaves and eventually buds.
4th Stage: Plant with Flowers and Fertilization • Once a seed has sprouted and has grown leaves and buds, it then is in its final stage, it grows flowers. • Inside the flowers are tiny seeds. When they are fertilized they produce new seeds. The cycle then starts all over.
Citations: Information • The Great Plant Escape. Urban Programs Resource Network. 30 June 2011http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts2c.html • Plant Parts. Missouri Botanical Garden. 30 June 2011. http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/parts.html
Citations: Photographs Vilseskogen. 2010. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilseskogen/5100767761/ Vilseskogen. 2010. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilseskogen/5091274271/ Vilseskogen. 2010. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilseskogen/5091244069/ **All other photographs were received from Microsoft Clip Art
Citations: Diagrams The Great Plant Escape. Urban Programs Resource Network. 30 June 2011 http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts2c.html
Citations: Diagrams Continued Plant Parts. Missouri Botanical Garden. 30 June 2011. http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/parts.html