The Life Processes of Plants

Objectives for the chapter and helpful videos/songs/charts are listed below. This is not an all inclusive list of the content, but it is an excellent place to start or review! The videos are used as a study tool and may cover more or less than what we will cover in class. I will not test you on anything we did not cover in class, unless stated otherwise.


Plant Physiology

Plants and Water 14.1 (Pg. 315-319)

  1. Summarize the transpiration-cohesion theory
  2. Describe the pressure-flow model of translocation

Plants and Minerals 14.2 (Pg. 319-322)

  1. Discuss the importances of crop rotation
  2. Summarize the methods of replenishing mineral content in soil
  3. Explain how plants absorb minerals

Plant Hormones 14.3 (Pg.322-326)

  1. Define hormone
  2. Explain how plant hormones affect plant growth
  3. Describe the major categories of plant tropisms

Plants and Light 14.4 (Pg. 326-328)

  1. Summarize the importance of photoperiodism
  2. Discuss the role of phytochromes in regulating photoperiodism

Plant Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction 14.5 (Pg.329-331)

  1. Describe the advantages of vegetative reproduction
  2. Distinguish between natural and induced vegetative reproduction
  3. Explain the differences between grafting and budding

Sexual Reproduction 14.6 (Pg. 332-339)

  1. Describe the functions of the structures of a complete flower
    1. Pats of Flowers Song- Mr. Parr
  2. Summarize the steps of gamete formation and fertilization of a flower
  3. Compare and contrast typical dicot and monocot seed structures
  4. Discuss the factors required for seed germination
  5. Describe several advantages and methods of seed dispersal

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