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Name the process by which plants use energy from the sun to produce food.
Photosynthesis
What is the name of the pigment which absorbs light in the chloroplasts of a plant cell?
Chlorophyll
How does a plant get the carbon dioxide that it needs?
Through the stomata. Guard cells allow the carbon dioxide into the stomata
What is the name given to the process of a plant breaking glucose down in order to release energy?
Cellular Respiration
When the stomata are open, what happens?
Carbon Dioxide goes in and Oxygen goes out
What is transpiration?
The loss of water vapor through a plant's stomata....makes plants wilt it they lose more water through transpiration than they absorb through their roots.
What's the status of a plant's stomata during the night? Why?
They close at night to conserve water.
What's the status of a plant's stomata during the day?
They open sot the plant can photosynthesize and allow transpiration,
What's the term used to describe the movement of materials through a plant?
Transport
Where does root pressure occur? What is root pressure?
Root pressure occurs in the xylem of the roots. This is how plants transport water from the roots to the stem
Where does capillary action occur? What is it?
This is occurs in the stem after root pressure, the water in the stem is transported to the top parts of the plants.