DRHS - Sherrill Plants and Photosynthesis

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Glucose

Sugar created by plants through photosynthesis

ATP

Energy molecule for the cell created by cellular respiration

Photosynthesis

Process where plants take in sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to create sugars and give off oxygen

Oxygen

Gas released from plants as a product of photosynthesis

Carbon Dioxide

Gas required by plants to do photosynthesis

Reactants

The chemicals that go into a chemical reaction

Products

The chemicals that come out of a chemical reaction

Autotroph

An organism that can produce its own food using sunlight

Chloroplasts

The organelle in plants that allows them to do photosynthesis

Mitochondria

The organelle in all organisms that produces ATP energy for the cell

Chlorophyll

The pigment in chloroplasts where photosynthesis takes place

Leaf

The photosynthetic organ of most plants

Vascular tissue

The network of tubes that allow plants to transport and store water

Seed

A plant embryo

Pollen

The male sex cell for plants

Ovule

The female sex cell for plants

Pistil

The female sex organ of angiosperms. Consists of the stigma, style, and the ovary

Sepals

The specialized leaves that enclose and protect the flower

Stamen

The male sex organ of angiosperms. Consists of the anther and the filament

Anther

The structure that produces pollen

Ovary

The structure that produces eggs

Fruit

Swollen ovary that protects the developing seeds and aids in seed dispersal

Pollination

The transfer of pollen from one flower to another

Fertilization

When the pollen fertilizes the egg

Angiosperms

Plants that have flowers/fruit

Gymnosperms

Plants that have cones and pine needles

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