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Presentation on plant structure and function for elementary students

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  1. 1. <ul><li>Parts of a plant </li></ul><ul><li>How flowering plants make food </li></ul><ul><li>How flowering plants reproduce </li></ul>Kevin Whitton EDER 679.25 October 3, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Flowering plants have four main parts: </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves </li></ul><ul><li>Stems </li></ul><ul><li>Roots </li></ul>Flower Leaf or Leaves Stem Roots
  3. 3. <ul><li>Roots grow under the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Roots help the plant get water and nutrients from the soil. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrients are like food for the plant. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Stems carry the water and nutrients from the roots to the rest of the plants. </li></ul><ul><li>Stems also help to hold up the leaves and flowers. </li></ul>Stem
  5. 5. <ul><li>Leaves help the plant make food from the sun’s light. </li></ul><ul><li>This is called photosynthesis (fo – to – SIN– the- sis) </li></ul><ul><li>A chemical called chlorophyll helps leaves collect sunlight. It also makes the leaves look green. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Plants make their own food through photosynthesis. </li></ul><ul><li>This food is a kind of sugar. </li></ul><ul><li>Plants need three things for photosynthesis: </li></ul>Carbon dioxide is a gas in the air. The leaves collect it.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Carbon dioxide mixes with water and sunlight to make a kind of sugar for the plant. </li></ul><ul><li>The plant uses the sugar to build new leaves, flowers, stems, and roots. </li></ul><ul><li>During Photosynthesis , plants give off oxygen into the air. This helps people to breathe. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Flowers make fruits and seeds so the plant can reproduce . </li></ul><ul><li>First, flowers make pollen . Pollen is a powder in the centre of the flower. </li></ul><ul><li>Plants can not move, so flowers help to attract insects (like bees) and animals (like birds) to carry pollen from one flower to another. </li></ul><ul><li>The bright colours of the petals, or the smell of the flower help them do this. </li></ul>Petals Pollen
  9. 9. <ul><li>To make a seed, pollen must move from the anther to the stigma . It can happen on the same plant, or on different plants. This is called pollination . </li></ul><ul><li>The anther connects to the ovule , where the pollen needs to go. This is called fertilization . </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>After the pollen gets to the ovule, the plant can make a seed . </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds may be inside fruits , such as apples or berries. </li></ul><ul><li>The seeds can be spread by the wind, or by animals who eat the fruits and seeds. </li></ul>Seeds Fruit
  11. 11. <ul><li>Seeds can sprout into new plants if there is enough water, nutrients, and sunlight. </li></ul><ul><li>They will eventually grow new roots, stems, leaves, and their own flowers. </li></ul><ul><li>The new plants will someday grow more seeds to spread. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>HINT: There is a glossary of new words at the end of the slide show. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Can you name each part: </li></ul><ul><li>Roots </li></ul><ul><li>Flower </li></ul><ul><li>Stem </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves </li></ul>
  14. 14. Flower Leaves Stem Roots
  15. 15. <ul><li>What two things do the roots help the plant to get? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrients – a sort of food for the plant. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>What three things do plants use during photosynthesis to make their own food? </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Where does the pollen have to go so that fertilization happens and the plant can make a seed? </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>From the anther to the stigma, and then to the ovule. </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>What are two ways that seeds can be spread? </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>By the wind </li></ul><ul><li>By birds or animals who eat them or drop them far away. </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>If you are curious about plants, you can read more here: </li></ul><ul><li>http :// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Anther – the “male” part of the plant where pollen is made </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Dioxide – a gas in the air. Humans breathe it out. Plants use it for photosynthesis. </li></ul><ul><li>Chlorophyll – a green chemical in leaves that helps plants use sunlight during photosynthesis </li></ul><ul><li>Fertilization – when the pollen reaches the ovule of a flower. It can then make a seed or fruit. </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit – are made by the plant to hold the seeds. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrients – act as food for the plant. Roots collect them from the soil. </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>Ovule – the part of the plant where pollen is taken before a seed is made. </li></ul><ul><li>Oxygen – a gas in the air. Humans breathe it in. Plants release it during photosynthesis. </li></ul><ul><li>Photosynthesis – when plants use sun, water, and carbon dioxide to make sugar for food. </li></ul><ul><li>Pollen – a powder made in flowers. It is part of making seeds and plant reproduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Reproduce – to make more. </li></ul><ul><li>Seed – can grow into new plants. </li></ul><ul><li>Stigma – the part of the flower that takes pollen to the ovule for fertilization. </li></ul>
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