Plants are responsible for providing energy either directly or indirectly for most of the planet. Plants are unique in that they are one of the few organisms that can make their own food. As long as they have access to oxygen and water they are good to go. Some plants are carnivorous and can eat small bugs or in some cases even small frogs. Others like Bamboo can grow crazy fast. In the right conditions Bamboo has been known to grow almost a meter in just a day. Collectively the rainforests supply the planet with half of its oxygen supply. Did you know that an Apple is a quarter air and Cabbage is over ninety-percent water.
We look at the structure and function of plant parts, as well as the process that take place inside their organelles. This series of worksheets takes a deep dive into the plant kingdom. We start by looking at the structure and function of the main parts of the organisms. We take an inside look at leaves and what makes them tick. Then we dive to the bottom and take an inside look at a root and what allows it to suck in nutrients and continue to grow. We also look at flowers and how they spread pollen to allow a species to continue on for hundreds of years. As we move on students will read passages that explain many facets of plants and we will look at some weird ones too. Students will explore the concept of gas exchange and the carbon dioxide and oxygen cycles that provide the world will the needed compounds. We will finish of by looking at adaptations that wonderful organisms have made to thrive in their nearby environment.