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Plant Parts Activity

Directions: Use the links to The Great Plant Escape site to find the answers to the questions.
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1. What do roots do?




Plants can have either a _______________________________ system or a _________________________________system.

2. What are the two things stems do for a plant?



The xylem cells -

The phloem cells -

3. The leaves of the plant are important because ...

A simple leaf has

A compound leaf has

The outer surface of the leaf has a waxy coating called a _______________. It ..

The leaves manufacture glucose (a sugar) to feed the plant. This is called


For this process, the plant needs ________________________, ____________________________, and _________________________ in the leaves.

Photosynthesis supplies _____________________for the plant and a gas called __________________for other forms of life.

4. Flowers are important in __________________________ ____________________________.

The female part of a flower is called the

The male part of the flower is called the

The joining of pollen with an ovule to form a seed is called ______________________________________.

Petals are also important parts of the flower because they help attract pollinators. Name three pollinators.

5. Fruit is the ___________________________________________________________________________.

Every seed is a tiny plant (embryo) with leaves, stems, and root parts waiting for the right things to happen to make it

____________________________ and _____________________.

6. All plants need these seven things to grow. Write them.

1. 5.
2. 6.
3. 7.

7. Check what you have learned - Mysteries

1. 4.
2. 5.
3. 6.

8. Life Cycle of a Plant

An Annual is -

A Biennial lives

A perennial plant is -


Which one of these life cycles apply to mammals?

9. Think About It - Which parts of plants do people eat?


10. The science of studying plants is called ... (Use your online research skills to find the answer.)


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