Life Cycle Of Plants Essay

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AL.SC.3.7: Describe the life cycle of plants, including seed, seed germination, growth, and reproduction.
AL.SC.3.4.8: Observing
AL.SC.3.24: Relate plant structures to their function(s).

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A plant life cycle shows how a plant grows and develops over time. In order for plants to grow they need water, the right temperate, and to be in the right location. At the beginning, a plant starts as a seed. The seed will sprout into seedlings, tiny immature plants. The seedling then grows into a mature adult plant that reproduces forming more seeds.
All seeds contain embryos, new plants. Some seeds have an outer layer called a seed coat. The seed coat protects and nourishes the embryo. Germination is the next stage of the plant cycle. When seed sprouts forming seedlings and roots come out that is called germination. The sprout uses water and nutrients from the soil as well as sunlight and air to continue to grow.
As the roots grow longer the stem will start to push itself towards the light. As the stem grows taller leaves start to appear. The leaves are used to soak in sunlight and carbon dioxide to produce food for the plant. During this process, light is extremely important because plants get their energy from light. As the plant grows the seedlings form into adult

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