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6th Grade Plant Test

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water, air, sunlight
three ingredients for photosynthesis
moisture, warmth
two ingredients for a seed to sprout
bladderwort
underwater plant with hollow, bladderlike leaves filled with water that are used to trap insects
venus flytrap
the plant with hinged leaves that close shut like the jaws of a steel trap
pitcher plant
the bright colors and honey-scented nectar of this plant lure the insects that drown in its leaves
sundew
the sticky, glistening dew drops on this plant are the bait that attracts insects
bracts
the colorful leaf that surrounds certain flowers like the dogwood and poinsettia
pollination
the transfer of pollen from the stamen to the stigma
fertilization
the process in which an egg cell unites with a sperm cell
tropism
any growth response of a plant to its enviroment
photosynthesis
the chemical process by which a plant produces food
stomata
the pores on the underside of a leaf
root system
the part of a plant that grows below the ground
cuticle
the waxy substance that coats a leaf
gaurd cells
allow the stomata to open and close
cellulose
the tough, fibrous material that forms the cell walls of plants
tap root
a particularly deep main root
choroplasts
"packages" of chlorophyl in leaf cells
root cap
a layer of thick protective cells at the end of a root
starch
the way plants store sugar
midrib
an especially large vein running down the middle of a leaf
embryo
the part of a seed that is a miniature plant
petal
the noticeable part of a flower that attracts the bees
geotropism
a plants response to gravity
botanist
a scientist who studies plants
hydrotropism
a plants response to water
cereal grasses
wheat, rice, and corn
shoot system
the part of a plant that is above ground
tip
the part of a root that grows
ovary
the part of a plant that develops into the fruit
leaf
their main function is to produce food
root
their main function is to absorb water
bulb
an underground storehouse made of thick leaves surrounding a short stem
dormant
a seed that is alive but inactive
leaves
where photosynthesis occurs
produce food
the purpose of photosynthesis