Vascular nonvascular plants

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Vascular nonvascular plants

  1. 1. Classifying Plants
  2. 2. Standards: Students will be able todemonstrate how plants are sorted into groups. • Essential Questions: How is the classification of plants and animals similar and different?
  3. 3. Vocabulary to Know • Botanist • Vascular plant • Nonvascular plant
  4. 4. Plants• Plants do not have fur, scales, or blood, so how are they classified?Like animals, plants are divided into two main groups. Then these two groups are divided into smaller groups.The ways that plants get their food and the ways that they create new plants will help you classify them.
  5. 5. Who studies plants?A botanist is a scientist who specializes in the study of plants. They classify plants based on their characteristics (vascular and nonvascular).You could call them “Plant Explorers.”
  6. 6. How are they classified?• One way that plants can be classified is by how they carry water. Plants can either be Vascular or Nonvascular.• Vascular means “having tubes”• Nonvascular mean “not having tubes”
  7. 7. Vascular PlantPlants that have tubes, roots, stems, and leaves. These plants stand up tall.
  8. 8. Why are these treesvascular?They have tubes, roots, stems, andleaves.They also stand up tall.
  9. 9. More Vascular Plants
  10. 10. Nonvascular Plant roots, stems,Plants that do not have tubes, or leaves. These plants soak up water and food from the soil, like sponges. They are also much smaller than vascular plants.
  11. 11. Why is this an example of a Non-Vascular plant?Non-Vascular Plants have no roots, stems, or leaves. They also don’t have any tubes.
  12. 12. Vascular or Non-Vascular? Non-Vascular
  13. 13. Vascular or Non-Vascular? Vascular
  14. 14. Moss on the Tree:Vascular or Non-Vascular? Non-Vascular
  15. 15. Vascular or Non-Vascular? Vascular
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