The Plant Kingdom

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 Classification

Plant Classification 13.1 (Pg.288-291)

  1. List and characterize the three groups of nonvascular plants
    1. Moss, Liverwort, Hornwort- Image
    2. Characteristics of Bryophyta- PP slide Image
      1. Characteristics of Mosses- PP slide Image
      2. Characteristics of Liverworts- PP slide Image
      3. Characteristics of Hornworts- PP slide Image
  2. Describe the life cycle of a typical moss
    1. Moss Reproduction
  3. Explain the concept of alternation of generations
    1. The Alternation of Generations

Vascular Plants Without Seeds 13.2 (Pg. 291-293)

  1. Summarize the characteristics of phyla in the group (Phyla Pteridophyta)
    1. Characteristics of a Fern- PP slide Image
    2. Parts of a Fern- Image
  2. Describe the life cycle of a typical fern
    1. Operation: Emerald Leaf (Life Cycle of a Fern)
    2. Lifecycle of a Fern- Image

Vascular Plants with Seeds 13.3 (Pg.294-298)

  1. Distinguish between gymnosperms and angiosperms
    1. Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
  2. Apply the alternation of generations to a typical conifer life cycle
    1. Conifer Life Cycle
  3. Summarize the differences between a monocot and a dicot plant
    1. Monocot v Dicot- Image
    2. What are cotyledons?- Webpage

Plant Anatomy

Plant Tissues 13.4 (Pg. 298-300)

  1. Summarize the four plant tissue types
    1. Types of Plant Tissues- Webpage Chart
  2. Distinguish between xylem and phloem
    1. Xylem and Phloem
  3. Describe the function of the meristem
    1. Meristems

The Leaf 13.5 (Pg.300-304)

  1. Describe the different types of leaf venation
    1. Leaf Venation- Diagram
  2. Draw and label a cross section of a typical leaf
    1. Anatomy of a Leaf- Diagram
  3. Summarize the functions of leaf structures
    1. Structure of the Leaf

The Root 13.6 (Pg.304-307)

  1. Describe the different types of root systems
    1. Root System And Its Functions
  2. Compare and contrast primary and secondary root growth
    1. Root System Growth: The Root Cap, Primary Roots & Lateral Roots
      1. Note: The Lateral roots are secondary root growth

The Stem (Pg.307-313)

  1. Describe the external anatomy of a woody stem
    1. External Woody Stem Anatomy- Diagram
  2. Compare and contrast primary and secondary growth of a woody stem
    1. Primary and Secondary Growth in Stems
  3. Summarize how annual rings are formed
    1. See link above
  4. Explain the differences between a monocot and a dicot herbaceous stem
    1. monocot and a dicot herbaceous stem- Image
    2. Stem Overview- Webpage

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