What does the stem do?

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Parts of a Plant
Elementary School Science
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Parts of a Plant
A plant has four main parts. They are the stem, leaf, flower, and root.
Click the flower to watch a video on the parts of a plant.
Parts of a Plant
Draw lines from the words to the correct parts of the flower.
Stem
Leaf
Flower
Root
Parts of a Plant
Draw lines from the words to the correct parts of the flower.
Stem
Leaf
Flower
Root
Plant Activity
Bring in a plant including the roots. Discuss the different types of plants.
Identify each of the four main parts of the plant.
Plant Activity
Bring in a plant including the roots. Discuss the different types of plants.
Identify each of the four main parts of the plant.
Answers will vary.
What does the stem do?
What does the
stem do?
What does the stem do?
Provide strength
Transport water
Transport minerals
Store food
What does the
stem do?
Make new cells
Keep the leaves and
flowers in the light
What do the roots do?
True or False?
1.
Take in water
True
False
2.
Anchor the plant to the ground
True
False
3.
Become seeds
True
False
4.
Provide a way to make other flowers
True
False
5.
Take in minerals from the ground
True
False
What do the roots do?
True or False?
1.
Take in water
True
False
2.
Anchor the plant to the ground
True
False
3.
Become seeds
True
False
4.
Provide a way to make other flowers
True
False
5.
Take in minerals from the ground
True
False
Root Activity
Cut the tip off a carrot. Place the carrot in a cup of water containing red food
coloring. Place the carrot in an area where it receives sunlight. After several
days, remove the carrot. Place it on a cutting board and cut it from top to
bottom. Observe the flow of red dye up the root system.
1.
Is the carrot the root of this plant?
2.
What other roots do people eat?
http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/experiment.html
Root Activity
Cut the tip off a carrot. Place the carrot in a cup of water containing red food
coloring. After several days, remove the carrot. Place it on a cutting board and
cut it from top to bottom. Observe the flow of red dye up the root system.
1.
Is the carrot the root of this plant? The carrot is the root of the plant.
2.
What other roots do people eat? Other roots include radishes, turnips,
beets, and parsnip to name a few.
http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/experiment.html
The Flower
The flower is the part of the plant that is responsible for reproducing other
flowers.
Click the butterfly for more on pollination.
Bees, butterflies, and other insects go from flower to flower carrying pollen.
When the pollen meets the egg of the plant, a new plant is formed.
The Leaf
The leaf of the plant makes the food.
Sun + Water + Carbon Dioxide
=
Sugar
+
O2
Sugar/glucose
CO2
Click the plant to learn more about photosynthesis.
Oxygen
Which part of the plant takes in water and minerals?
a. stem
b. root
c. flower
d. leaf
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