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Fig 4.5.9 Functions of a flowering plant


Do plants move?
LEAVES 4 What would we call growth towards or away from a
 MAKE SUGAR AND STARCH stimulus?
 ALLOW GAS EXCHANGE
5 Name five things that plants may respond to.
 TRANSPIRE OR GIVE
OFF WATER Plant hormones
6 What is the function of auxins?
FLOWERS
PRODUCE SEEDS 7 What makes fruit such as bananas ripen?
Obtaining nutrients
SEEDS 8 What is needed for photosynthesis to occur and what
GROW INTO PLANTS is produced? You may wish to represent this as a
word equation.
9 What are the tubes in plants that carry nutrients,
water and minerals?
Circulation
10 Explain how water moves through a plant.
STEMS 11 Where are stomata found and what is their role?
 CONDUCT WATER AND SUGARS
Use your head
 DISPLAY LEAVES FOR
ROOTS
PHOTOSYNTHESIS 12 Do you think that plants living in water would
 ANCHOR PLANTS
FLOWERS FOR POLLINATION need strong support structures? How do you
 ABSORB WATER think this would be advantageous to them in their
FRUITS FOR SEED DISPERSAL
 CONDUCT WATER environment?
 TRANSPIRE OR GIVE
UP AND SUGARS
OFF WATER 13 Why do you think placing flowers in a vase of water
DOWN
will help to keep them looking fresh? To ensure long
life of beautiful flowers what should be done before
placing them in the vase?
PATH TAKEN BY WATER PATH TAKEN BY SUGARS 14 Cactus plants usually grow in hot climates and have
modified leaves called needles. What do you think is
the purpose of such modified leaves?

Investigating questions
15 Research the differences between the growth rings

4.5
of a tree found in the northern hemisphere and one
found in the southern hemisphere. Why do you think

[ Questions ] these differences occur?


16 Compare and contrast the systems of a more
FOCUS

complex plant such as a fruit tree and a simple plant


Use your book such as moss. You may like to use a Venn diagram to
present your information.
Plants as multicellular organisms
1 Why do multicellular organisms require systems? 17 Through library or Internet research, identify a
disease that occurs in plants. Outline the cause, if
Do plants have a skeleton? known, including how the disease travels through
2 Why do organisms need a skeleton? the transport system of the plant, symptoms and
3 What is lignin and in what structures is it found? treatment, if any is available.

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