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A distinguishing feature or quality
characteristic
To break down into tiny particles due to the action of such microorganisms as molds and bacteria
decay
having life, being alive
living
the time period in which an organism is born, grows and develops and dies
generation
never having been alive
non-living
no longer alive
dead
the part of a plant that grows downward into the soil or water, in order to absorb water and other nutrients
root
a plant structure that contains a plant embryo and a stored food supply which can grow into a mature plant if environmental conditions are suitable
seed
the reproductive cell; the first stage in a life cycle of some organisms
flower
the largest possible increase in any population if there were a maximum number of births and no deaths; the inherent capacity of an organism or species to reproduce and survive
biotic potential
the part of a plant that grows upright and that supports the leaves, flowers, and fruit
stem
a dry, hollow fruit with seeds in it, a seed case
seed pot
the repeating sequence of changes as one generation of an organism develops from an egg or seed to an adult which in turn reproduces to create the next generation
life cycle
the work of producing crops and raising livestock
agriculture
What trees are always green?
List three
Evergreen
Hemlock, Spruce, Pine
What is needed to fertilize the plant?
pollination
The tiny plant inside the seed
embryo
what protects the seed?
seed coat
what is the first thing to grow out of the seed?
root
where the food is stored in a seed
cotyledon
purpose of a flower
make seeds
where are the seeds made
ovary
what part of the flower contains pollen.
stamen
a process in which a plant uses the sun's energy to make food
photosynthesis
where do plants make their food
in the leaves
Name two types of deciduous trees
maple and oaks
characterisstic of a deciduous tree
leaves fall off
tell the importance of bees in the life cycle of a flower
bees move the pollen from one part of the plant to the other
living organisms such as molds, funguses, microbes, inscect, worms
decomposers
environment
everything that surrounds you.
includes:plants, animals,climate, soil wher you live